In loving memory of

Philip John Becher
August 9, 1929 - November 30, 2021

Philip Becher, 92, died on November 30, 2021 at his home. He entered this world on August 9, 1929 in Stratford, WI, born to Edward and Bertha (Harter) Becher.
Philip was a graduate of the 1948 class from Stratford High School. He served in the Air Force as a tail gunner from 1948 - 1952. He was united in marriage to Frances "Snooks" Fleischmann, October 1, 1955. Together they farmed Arcadia Fryers for 26 years, then retired and moved to Winona, MN. Phil was devoted to his faith and family.
Phil was the loving father of Ed (Nola) Becher, Dan (Kathleen) Becher, Pat (Kathy) Becher, Mike (Deb) Becher, Ann (John) Tschan, Jerry (Kim) Becher, and Beth (Darrell) Nelson; proud Grandpa of Ben (Christy) Sehl, Philip (Jieun) Becher, Paul, Paige, Patrick, Chance, Willow, Nicky, Ricky, Brianna, Karli and Jeremy Becher; Paula (Pete) Rohde, Chad (Jen) Tschan, Jesse (Lydia) Stiehl, Jessica (Luke) Christensen, Ellen and Matthew Nelson; Great Grandchildren, Will, Carter and Camp Sehl, Amanda (Nick) Brown, Ashley and Allie Tschan; Great-Great Grandson Tanner Brown.
Phil is survived by a sister, Jeannette Schuster; sisters-in-law, Bertie, Jean and Elaine Becher, Mary Lou Sauer, Bernice Tlusty, Betsy (Jerry)Koch and brother-in-law Gene Kalmon and many, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances; granddaughter, Brittany Stiehl; 5 brothers, 5 sisters and many in-laws.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, MN with the Reverend Mark McNea officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until the time of Mass, with the Rosary at 9:30 am. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Winona, MN. Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements.


Dr Todd Fetsch wrote on Dec 11, 2021:

"Sincere condolences to Your family... families, on the passing of your dad. He was a good man. I saw the obituary in the Tremp Co times too late to come to the funeral. Your dad was a good Boy Scout dad. Many times he trailered our scout 64 trailer to campouts. I do believe he had to get a new transmission to the station wagon he used to pull the trailer. He helped you guys build our camp kitchens. ( we still have and use them!)He helped haul scouts to activities. He helped at our pancake breakfasts. He supported our Philmont treks. I believe it was 3 of you boys who went with me and Judd to Philmont . I was lucky to do 11 treks to Philmont. Well done, Phil and Thank You. Todd Fetsch ( now assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 64 here in Arcadia) "

Ruth (Theurer) Lukes wrote on Dec 10, 2021:

"I am writing this on behalf of myself :) as well as the entire Roman & Florence Theurer family - Tim, Bill, Joan, Ruth (me), Donna & Margaret. I had planned on driving to the funeral service, however our schools are canceled in the Spring Valley area & I see winter weather advisories posted, so I regret that I will not be making the trip. I had hoped to be present to represent our family, and personally pass on our sympathy to each of you. From personal experience, despite age and a good full life, it is still hard to say goodbye to a parent, & perhaps even harder when it is your second parent. I am praying for peace, sweet memories, and yes, Joy for each of you - celebrating new life for your dad/our uncle. It would of been great to see each of has been so long!! I will send the card & memorial donation in the mail tomorrow since I am unable to personally deliver it. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. ?"

Ann (Brancich) Ringlien wrote on Dec 6, 2021:

"May he Rest in Peace. I followed Mr. Becher\'s Holy Hour for a while at the Cathedral. He was a quiet, devout man. You could tell his faith was very important to him. My condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather."

Stan& Bonnie Johnson wrote on Dec 2, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathy to the family of Phil Becher. Our prayers & thoughts are with all of you at this time of grieving. Stan & Bonnie Johnson"