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Nils "Folke" Becker III, 56, Edgar, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice and his family.

Folke was born May 4, 1957 to the late Nils Folke and Jean (Boos) Becker Jr.in Minneapolis, Minn. He married Cheryl Andreske on October 1, 2011 in Wausau.

Folke was a 1975 graduate of D.C. Everest High School. He worked for NAPA Auto Parts, for several local farmers with their ginseng and lastly at Menzner Lumber in Marathon, where he retired early due to his illness. Folke loved riding his motorcycle, especially when taking trips with his wife Cheryl. One of his favorite trips was to New Orleans. They fished together and he really enjoyed Cheryl's cooking. He also enjoyed downhill skiing, heavy metal and rock n' roll music. He especially loved spending time with his family, friends and playing cars with grandson Lucas.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; his daughter, Breanna Olig, Wausau; Step-daughter, Becki (Josh) Blaubach, Wausau; step-son, Jason Rhyner, Wausau; two grandsons, Lucas and Ryan; and a brother, William (Marie) Becker.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 725 Cty U, in the town of Rib Falls. Rev. Terry Reich will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

The Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The family would like to thank Ministry Home Care Hospice and nurse Bonnie, for their wonderful care and kindness during Folke's illness.
Condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.

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