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Dr. John Becker

1923 - 2005


   Watertown Daily Times, 08 30 1956


Watertown will soon have a doctor of internal medicine practicing here, it was announced today.  He is Dr. John H. Becker, a former resident and son of Dr. W. C. Becker who practiced medicine here for over 30 years.  A doctor of internal medicine is a specialist who treats non-surgical illnesses.  Dr. Becker will be located in offices above the Merchants National Bank at 103 1/2 North First Street.  He plans to start practice on September 1.  Dr. Becker is returning to Watertown after an absence of 13 years. He was born in Watertown, graduated from Watertown High School in 1941, and attended Northwestern College for one year thereafter.  He attended the University of Wisconsin the following year and then was called into the service.



Dr. Becker at Bethesda



   Watertown Daily Times, 06 09 1989


Longtime Watertown physician John H. Becker has announced his retirement from his medical practice, effective Sept. 30.  Becker, who specialized in internal medicine, will be completing 33 years of practice in the Watertown community that month.  Becker, a Watertown native and a graduate of Watertown Senior High School, received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School in 1949.  He said he will keep his office at 123 Hospital Drive open for an additional month in October so that patients will have the opportunity to transfer their medical records to other physicians.  No office hours for patient care will be available during this time.




Dr. John H. Becker, 81, of Watertown, died on March 9, 2005, at his home.


A memorial service will be held in April.


John was born September 15, 1923, in Watertown, son of Dr. William and Mary (Wieman) Becker. He served in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War II and Korea.


On April 2, 1952, he married the former Patricia Whitaker in Iowa. John had been a physician in Watertown for more than 30 years. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, the American Medical Association, Wisconsin Medical Association, and the Watertown Historical Society. He was a former member of the Watertown Lions Club.


Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his children, Pamela Becker of Jefferson, William Becker of Elgin, Ill., David (Debbie) Becker of Johnson Creek, Jane (Francisco Caban) Becker of Puerto Rico and Daniel Becker of Evanston, Ill.; six grandchildren, Christopher, Peter, Elizabeth, Amaryllis, Graham and Eleanor Becker; other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


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