Wednesday, December 8, 2010
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel
214 E. 7th St.
Jasper, IN 47546
Thursday, December 9, 2010
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1020 Kundeck St.
Jasper, IN 47546
Ralph W. “Tommy” Becher age 94 passed away at 2:12 P.M. Saturday Decmeber 4, 2010 at the Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born March 7, 1916 in St. Meinrad IN. to: Robert and Frances (Ruxer) Becher. He married Marilyn Huck September 21, 1955. She passed away February 5, 2010.
Memberships include: St. Joseph Catholic Church, VFW Post 673, American Legion Post 147, Fourth Degree Member of the K of C. He was a former Board Member of the Dubois County Bank from 1977 to 1989.
He was a WW2 Army Veteran.
He was owner and operator of Becher & Son Funeral Home and later part owner of Becher & Kluesner Funeral Homes Inc. in Jasper-retired
He was an avid golfer Baseball Fan and loved to play cards/ Sheep Head.
He was a former Jasper Reds Centerfielder and played with various ball clubs in the area.
Surviving: 1 Son- John Becher and his wife Laurie Becher of Jasper
1 daughter-Susan Barnes of Gulfport FL.
1 brother-Gervase “Jerp” Becher of Jasper
3 sisters-Ann Krodel of Jasper, Dorothy “Dottie” Brosmer of Jasper, and Martha “Mert” Stallwood of Jasper formerly of Indianapolis.
7 Grandchildren-Andrea Donan, Kristen Becher, Jillian Becher, Brooklyn Becher and Lauren Becher, Emily Barnes and John Barnes.
3 Great Grandchildren Hannah, Jackson, and Barrett Donan.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. Thursday December 9, 2010 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. American Legion Post 147 will conduct the Military Graveside Rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dubois County Humane Society, Patoka 2000 Trees, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research: Church St. Station P.O. Box 780 New York NY. 10008-0780 or go to; donations @michaeljfox.org. or favorite charity.