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Ernest Edwin Becker


December 8, 2021

Ernest Edwin Becker, 90, passed away on November 26, 2021 at the Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta, MT. He was born on June 28, 1931 to Fredrick (Fritz) and Opal (Bridgewater) Becker in Wilsall, MT. He was born at home without a birth certificate, which was common at the time.

Ernie was in a buck-rake accident at 16 years old. His skull was split open and he spent many months in the hospital; he recovered. His favorite music was fiddle music, although he also enjoyed Chet Atkins guitar, the T.V. show "HEE HAW" was a favorite of his, and he read Louis L'Amour paperbacks occasionally. Ernie...

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