|H. Allen Becht|
|January 17, 1923 - December 23, 2010|
|Memorial Service: Memorial services will be held at a later date. , at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, Cheektowaga, New York|
|H. Allen Becht, 87, a resident of the Iowa Masonic Home, Bettendorf died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the home. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Cleveland Heights Christian Church in Cheektowaga, New York. Memorials may be made to the church or a favorite charity. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island is assisting the family with the arrangements. |
Allen was born January 17, 1923 in Chicago, the son of John J. Becht and Lois Cole Becht. He married Edith L. Dunn on January 26, 1946 in Waukegan, IL. She preceded her husband in death on July 5, 2010. Mr. Becht worked as a sales representative for Cardwell Westinghouse Company, Chicago, then later for the Acme Highway Company, Buffalo, New York. Allen was a member of the Cleveland Heights Christian Church where he had served as an elder and lay minster. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Becht had been attending services at the First Baptist Church, Davenport. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his daughter, Cheryl Becht, Bettendorf; son, Merrill Becht, Media, Pennsylvania; grandsons, Ross Becht and Ryan Becht; three great grandchildren. Allen was preceded in death by his wife, Edith. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
The family would like to thank staff of the Iowa Masonic Home for the loving care they gave Mr. Becht.
Cheryl--My sympathy to you at the loss of your father. I was glad I got to meet him when you came out to The Cellar.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Lynn Turnbull
I am very sorry for your loss. His struggle is now over and he is with God. It was pleasure and honor to take care for him and to also care for his family!
-- Debbie White
Dear Becht Family:
I wish to extend my condolences on behalf of the Dalton Family. Allen and Edith were a valued family for our family and both University Christian and Cleveland Heights CHurches. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you !
-- Mary Susan Dalton