Mark S. Becker
Mark Steven Becker, 65, of Wausau died on February 6, 2023, at UW Health Hospital in Madison after complications from a heart attack. He was born on April 28, 1957, in Wisconsin Rapids to Beverly and Robert Becker. He married Joan Theurer on August 23, 1986. He is survived by his best friend and partner in life, Joan, along with 5 brother-in laws, 4 sister-in laws, and 12 nieces and nephews.
Mark held a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from UW-Stout, completing post-graduate training in Brief Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR. His passion was helping people work through life’s challenges, being a therapist for 39 years.
Mark had a love for music, receiving a degree in trumpet from UW-Eau Claire prior to being a therapist. He relished time in the great outdoors, snow sking, mountain biking, surfsking, and spending time rucking and snowing shoeing on Rib Mountain. Over the years Mark mastered the art of cooking, having his wife Joan serve as prep cook. Mark found entertainment and enjoyment with his four-legged feline friends, Bix and Sydney, who allowed Mark to reside in their home.
Mark will be dearly missed for his thoughtful and rich conversations, humor, and curiosity. Thoughts and prayers go out to all whose lives were touched by Mark. A private of celebration of life will be held at a later date.