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Earl J. Becht

Earl J. Becht, 74, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.
Born March 10, 1934, he was the son of the late Gustave and Loretta Gingras Becht.
He was retired from General Electric Co. after 38 years and was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
Besides his parents, he was a preceded in death by a sister, Florence Pence.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Louise Bowe; four daughters, Barbara Allen and Cindy Prusinski, both of Georgetown, Sharon Harvey of Leavenworth and Melissa Matthews of Corydon; five sons, Kevin Becht of Galena, Steven Becht of Jeffersonville, Eric Becht of Georgetown, Keith Becht of Floyds Knobs and John Becht of Kernersville, N.C.; nine siblings, Marie Coffman, Shirley Fredrick, Cecelia Henriott, Rose Banet and Francis, Henry, Leonard, James and Jude Becht; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.
Funeral Mass: Monday, June 9, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Arrangements: Generations Funeral Home in New Albany.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Mount St. Francis.