Larry D. Becker, age 79, of Norwalk, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.
He was born May 24, 1934 in Savannah, Illinois to the late David H. and Evelyn (Burke) Becker. He was a 1954 graduate of Western Reserve High School. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He owned L.D. Becker Auto Electric in Norwalk. He was an inventor of alternator conversions for Ford's Model A and Model T cars. He was the first and only to make a 12 volt starter conversion for the Model T. He spent every spare minute working in his shop designing alternators for antique cars. If he could have, Larry would have slept in his shop. He was a member of the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bonnie Becker of Norwalk; daughter, Debra Steele of Norwalk; sons, Larry Becker, Jr. of Norwalk, Daryl Becker of Raleigh, NC and Damien Becker of Norwalk; sister, Bette (Scott) Sommers of Oklahoma; brother, Rhene Becker of Clarksfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home. The Pastor Joel Capizzi will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.