Born in 1935 in Lynd, Minnesota, Fr. Becker was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of New Ulm in 1962.
Fr. Becker’s assignments in the Diocese of New Ulm included the following:
- Administrator, St. James, Nassau, 1962
- Associate, Holy Rosary, North Mankato, 1962-1963
- Associate, Holy Trinity, Winsted, 1963-1966
- Pastor, St. Mary, Cottonwood, 1966-1977 (assigned to weekend Mass at the Campus Religious Center at Southwest State University, Marshall, starting in 1976)
- Administrator, St. Isidore, Clarkfield, 1969-1977 (while continuing as pastor at St. Mary in Cottonwood)
- Pastor, St. Bridget, DeGraff, 1977
- Co-Pastor, St. Francis, Benson AND St. Bridget, DeGraff, and Our Lady of the Visitation, Danvers, 1978-1987
- Co-pastor, St. Anastasia, Hutchinson, 1987-1998
- Pastor, St. Patrick, Kandiyohi and St. Thomas More, Lake Lillian, 1998-2000.
Fr. Becker retired from assigned ministry in the Diocese of New Ulm in 2000. The diocese removed him from ministry in 2015.