Crosier Brother Albert Leo Becker, 69, died Aug. 16 at the Crosier Priory in Onamia. There will be a public vigil from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Crosier Priory church in Onamia. The vigil continues at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, with the Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. A luncheon follows. Burial will be private at a later date.
Albert Leo Becker was born June 14, 1950, to Clemens and Mary (Blonigen) Becker in St. Cloud. He attended Upsala public schools.
Brother Albert joined the Crosier Order in 1971 as a novice at Hastings, Nebraska, and made his profession of vows there with the Crosiers on March 19, 1972. He served the order in his work in the priory business and mission offices before he became a fundraiser for the Crosier community. He was the senior director of development for the Crosiers in the United States when he died.
Brother Albert is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Jim) Roske of Oak Park, Minnesota, and brother Virgil (Sheila) of Little Falls, their extended family, and by his Crosier confreres and many friends throughout the region. Memorials are preferred to the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, Box 500, Onamia, MN, 56359.