Ralph Earl “Bill” Becraft, age 92, a lifetime resident of Rushville until 2018 when he moved to Greenfield with family, passed away peacefully Jan. 19, 2021
Ralph was born in Rush County a son of the late Harley and Dorothy (McConkle) Becraft. He married Donna Jean Denton April 2, 1949 and she preceded him in death Dec. 15, 2015. Ralph was a gentle quiet and sweet man that enjoyed his family and friends. He loved square dancing, golfing, fishing, gardening, bowling, woodworking and being outdoors piddling around his yard.
He retired from Ford Motor Co. in Connersville in 1987 after 39 years of service. Once retired, he worked for the Rush County Schools as a custodian for a few years. Following the love of his life's lead, he joined the Catholic faith and became a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 769. He enjoyed working on committees with friends and especially helping with the annual fall festival.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jim Becraft (companion Heather) of Seattle, WA; Kathy Williams of Muncie, IN; John (Kim) Becraft of Indianapolis, IN; Joanna (Walt) Brown of Greenfield, IN; Chris (Lisa) Becraft of St Louis, MO.
His grandchildren are Josh (Macy) Bussberg, Hannah (Jordan) Kohne, Tara (Daniel) Burcham, Zach Becraft, Alex Becraft, Jerome Becraft, Jason (Penny) Becraft, Jacenta McPherson, Tiffany Williams, Danny Becraft, Dylan Becraft, Morgan Becraft and Conner (Joey) VomBey. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren with #14 on the way! Four great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews who will also miss him.
Waiting for him in Heaven are his beloved wife Donna, daughter, Jean Marie Bussberg (1981), son, William C. Becraft (2005), 2 infant sons, his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with Rev. James Brockmeier, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Rushville Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 3 to 7 PM Monday at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory. All are welcome for the rosary at 6:30 PM
Memorial donations may be made to any of the funds at St. Mary Catholic Church 512 N. Perkins St. Rushville, IN 46173 or the Indiana Lions Eye Bank 4745 Haven Point Blvd, Nora, IN 46280. Please light a candle and share a memory or condolence with the family online at www.ToddFuneralHome.com
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