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Norman R. Becher

Norman R. Becher

Sept. 30, 1939 - July 16, 2009

Norman R. Becher, 69, West Fargo, N.D., died on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in his home.

Mr. Becher was born on Sept. 30, 1939 in Mandan, N.D. to Martin and Frieda (Ulmer) Becher. He grew up in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School. Norman began working for Nash Finch of Bismarck, N.D. He married Avis Anderson on Dec. 17, 1961 in Hettinger, N.D. In 1968, they moved to West Fargo, and Norman continued to work for Nash Finch as the store manager for the Warehouse Market in Moorhead, Minn. They moved to South Dakota for a short time before returning to West Fargo. Norman then began working for Fairway Foods of Fargo as a retail counselor, retiring from the company in June of 1996.

Norman greatly loved to spend his time outdoors, hunting and fishing. But most of all, he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Avis, West Fargo,; two sons, Steve (Lisa), Horace, Scott (Jill), West Fargo; one daughter, Shelly (Ted) Schmidt, Gilroy, Calif.; ten grandchildren; one sister, Jeanine (Joe) Wright, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many nephews and a niece.

A visitation and prayer service were held Monday, July 20, 2009, in West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in the Lutheran Church of the Cross, West Fargo. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)