Mass of Christian Burial for Jay B. Becker will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Father Thomas Lux officiating. Following the Mass a time for fellowship and lunch will be held at the church, and the interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant View Cemetery at Logan, Kansas.
Jay Brian Becker, 57 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home at Holdrege. Jay was born January 11, 1960 at Phillipsburg, Kansas, the eldest of four children born to Ronald and Kay (Frans) Becker. Jay was baptized and confirmed at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Logan. Jay loved growing up on the family farm. He received his education from Logan Public Schools, graduating from Logan High School with the class of 1978. Jay then pursued higher education at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Following his education, Jay served as a dorm director at Benedictine College, and then later in years was employed as the Phillips County Assessor in Phillipsburg, Kansas.
On May 2, 1992 he was united in marriage to Charlotte Ann Wirges at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Petersburg, Nebraska. To this union three sons were born: Quinlan, Matthias, and Kendrick. The family made their home in Holdrege, and following the birth of their son, Quin; Jay became the family caregiver, with special emphasis with Quin’s school activities, TOP Soccer, and Nebraska Spina Bifida Association meetings and activities. He was very proud of all of his boys. Throughout the years, Jay also worked in the Insurance field, selling supplemental policies, and enjoyed construction, assisting with the remodel of their homes, making them handicapped accessible. He was currently employed as a Med Aide/CNA at the Colonial Villa in Alma, Nebraska at the time of his passing.
Jay enjoyed volunteering, and helping those friends in need. He loved to read, loved cooking for his family, and friends, enjoyed gardening, tending to his yard, and crossword puzzles in his spare time.
Most of all, Jay loved the time spent with his family, attending the boys’ activities and sporting events, and being an avid sports fan, who loved watching games with his sons.
Jay was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #8590 in Holdrege.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Becker; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Joseph and Alleida Wirges; his grandparents; sister-in-law, Lois Wirges; and one niece, Mandy Olnes.
Jay leaves to celebrate his life; his wife of 25 years, Dr. Charlotte Wirges of Holdrege; three sons: Quin Becker of Holdrege, Corporal Matt Becker, United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, California, and Kendrick Becker of Holdrege; his father, Ronald Becker of Logan; two brothers: Mitch Becker and his wife, Hayley of Pittsburg, Kansas, and Ty Becker and his wife, Stasey of Coweta, Oklahoma; one sister, Angie Flora and her husband, Larry of Belleview, Florida; five brothers-in-law: Joseph Wirges of Lindy, Nebraska; Thomas Wirges of Haxtun, Colorado; Phillip Wirges and his wife, Carolyn of Holyoke, Colorado; Dean Wirges of Madrid, Nebraska; and Michael Wirges of Meadow Grove, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Veronica Olnes and her husband, Dale of Petersburg, Nebraska; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Jay’s honor, and will be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.