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Clellan Becker

June 9, 1942 — May 5, 2023


Clellan Becker, 80 of Marion passed away on May 5th at the Freeman Hospital. Memorial Services will be on Wednesday, May 10th, at 11 am at First Church of God in Marion. Visitation and viewing will be on Tuesday, May 9th, in the church fellowship hall from 5-7 pm with a time of sharing at 7 pm. Memorials will be directed towards TUMI (The Urban Ministry Institute) or SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders).

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Clellan Lee Becker was born June 9th, 1942 to Paul and Alma Becker at their farm west of Marion. Clellan completed the family of three brothers, Dwaine and Harlan. Clellan was a member of the Silver Lake Mennonite Brethren Church where he was baptized. He attended grade school and high school in Marion and graduated in 1960. After high school Clellan continued his education at Southern State College in Springfield studying automotive mechanics. Upon completion he went on to serve in the Alternative Service Program in Portland, OR for two years.

After his return to Marion, he was united in marriage to JoAnne Kaufman on September 2nd, 1966. To their union came three children, Chris, Carissa and Cameron. Clellan went on to spend his career in the house moving business. Clellan especially enjoyed designing and manufacturing equipment in his shop to be used in the house moving business. Upon retirement, Clellan enjoyed restoring classic cars and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored the most. Clellan enjoyed volunteering his time to his church with service-related projects-such as World Impact, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and being helpful to whomever needed it.

Clellan will be remembered as a kind, gentle and caring man who left his mark on relationships he formed over his life. Grateful for having shared his life were his wife JoAnne, children Chris (Stacey) of Spring Hill, KS, Carissa (Brent) VanderLey of Chamberlain, SD and Cameron (Jennifer) of Marion, SD. Six grandchildren Jackson Becker, Allison Becker, Grace and Fredrick VanderLey and Paige and Vaun Becker.

Proceeding him death were his parents and three brothers Leslie, Dwaine and Harlan.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Time of sharing at 7 pm

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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