Jerrold ‘Jerry’ E. Becvar

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 2, 2022

Jerrold “Jerry” E. Becvar, age 95, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.

Jerry was born on July 20, 1926, in Frederick, WI, the son of Jerry and Cora (Eklof) Becvar. Jerry grew up and was a graduate of Grantsburg High School in Wisconsin. Jerry later went on to earn his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from UW-Madison. On December 20, 1947, Jerry was united in marriage to the late Doris Becvar and together they shared many wonderful years. Jerry later was married to the late Leona (Towns) Becvar in 1992.

Jerry worked for some years as the company treasurer at Marble Arms and Marble Electric when he first moved to Gladstone before working and retiring from Northern Rebuilders as their CEO. Jerry was the #1 Green Bay Packer fan and also Wisconsin Badger football and basketball fan. He was an avid reader and a homebody. Jerry served and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy AirCorps after 2 years.

Jerry is survived by his children Karen Becvar, Thomas (Michele Machowicz) Becvar, Kathryn Ryan, and Karol (Lee) Hendrickson, step-children Ron (Laurel) Towns, Don (Cheryl) Towns, Steve (Penny) Towns, and Michele (Rod) Kamin, grandchildren Jacklyn (Mark) Ryan-Eisenhuth, Jessica (Jon) Ryan-Turner, Jordan (Liz Hudson) Ryan, Jared Ryan, step-grandchildren Brian (Jennifer) Towns, Dave (Bethany) Martens, Jonathan Towns, Jacob Towns, Kyle Towns, Brittany Towns, Derek (Abby) Kamin, Craig Kamin, and Nicole Kamin, great-grandchildren Cora Turner, Nathan Turner, Roark Turner, Franklin Turner, Zooey Eisenhuth, and Von Eisenhuth, numerous step-great grandchildren, and nephew William (Paula) Schmidt.

Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife Doris Becvar, second wife Leona Becvar, son-in-law James Ryan, sister-in-law Joyous Kemp, and nephew Robert Schmidt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry’s name may be directed to the Gladstone Scholarship Foundation.

Family does ask that everyone wear Packer or Badger colors/apparel for Jerry’s funeral.

Family will receive friends on Monday, June 6, 2022, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services honoring Jerry will follow at 12:30 PM with Pastor Aaron Anderson officiating. Following funeral services military rites will be presented by the Gladstone American Legion at Fernwood cemetery before Jerry will be laid to rest.

4 Tributes for “Jerrold ‘Jerry’ E. Becvar

    My deepest condolences to his family. I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Becvar growing up as his neighbor. May he Rest In Peace.

    My condolences to the family. I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Becvar growing up as his neighbor. May he Rest In Peace.

    Karen, Kathy, Tom, Michelle, Karol and Lee,
    Our sincere condolences to all of you. Your dad was such a kind and friendly neighbor to us in Gladstone. I especially appreciated all his assistance and patient guidance when I took over your mom’s position as bookkeeper for the Gladstone Scholarship and Student Loan Foundation. He was always there to help me through the rough spots.
    How wonderful that you could be with him during these past months. Please know that we care and that we are holding you close to our hearts.

    Such a kind and gentle man. We will always remember his genuinely ‘beautiful’ smile and his positive outlook on life. We’re so sorry for your dear loss. May God comfort you with many wonderful memories. Love, Steve and Kathy

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