Juergen Becker, 74, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:45 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Sunday, March 26, 1939, in Duingen, Germany, son of Godfrey and Elizabeth (Ostern) Becker. He married Barbara Patterson on Nov. 16, 1990, in Mt. Vernon.
Juergen worked for Intertech in Nashville as an electrical engineer.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Becker of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Brandi Bean and husband Chris of Mt. Vernon; son, Glenn Hill and wife Lisa of Bartlesville, Okla.; four grandsons, Ryan Bennett of Shipman, Kyle Bean of Mt. Vernon, Brandon Hill of Bartlesville, Okla. and Blaine Hill of Oklahoma City; and two granddaughters, Ashley Bean of Mt. Vernon and Laura Becker of Germany.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In honor of Juergen’s wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 until the time of service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Humane Society of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com and to send condolences.