Nelson Becker leaves $100,000 to CCCFThe Cass County Community Foundation recently received a bequest of $100,000 from the estate of Nelson J. Becker.
Mr. Becker was a 1958 graduate of Logansport High School. He practiced law in Logansport from 1968 until his death in April 2017. He served six terms as State Representative of Cass and Carroll Counties from 1972 to 1984, serving as Majority Whip from 1977 to 1980 and as Speaker Pro Tempore from 1980 to 1984.
Friends remembered Nelson's passion for the community as “a wonderful place to live.”Attorney Andy David announced the gifts and said that Becker described Cass County as a place where you could have a “good life.”Becker’s wife, Dixie, agreed: “He always said ‘what better place could you be?'
”“The Becker family has a long history of philanthropy and service and so it is only fitting that Nelson would have remembered his community this way,” said CCCF President Deanna Crispen. She said the community foundation holds several funds started by Nelson’s parents, Ed and Mary Lewis Becker.“The family fund is a permanent endowment and the income it produces will be used for our community grant cycle,” Crispen said