James O. Becker, age 88, passed away on May 5, 2017, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie. He was born on June 17, 1928, the son of the late Oscar G. and Agnes (Wintermantel) Becker. He was united in marriage to Eunice Ziemke, she preceded him in death on January 25, 2004. The couple owned and operated the Ziemke & Becker Jewelry Store, which was started by Eunice’s father in 1948. Jim retired in 1984.
He is survived by his two sons, James R. (friend, Alma Robinson) and Bob (Michele); two grandchildren, Magan Gumbus and Chris Becker; one brother, John; one niece and two nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a sister Mary.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the First United Church of Christ, Sauk City. Burial will be in the Sauk City Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.