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Roberta M. Becher

Roberta M. “Bobbie” Becher passed away on July 22, 2018 at the age of 94, at the Waterford in Plymouth.

She was born on March 24, 1924 in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, WI, daughter of the late John and Elsie (Beck) Trowbridge. As a child, Roberta attended Madison Grade School. She graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1942.

Roberta worked for 5 years in the electric plant office at the Kohler Company and also for 29 years as a bookkeeper at the Plymouth Review, where she retired in 1986.

After many years, Roberta moved with her parents to Plymouth, WI in 1944. She married Lewis J. Becher at on November 30th, 1946 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Plymouth. The couple lived Plymouth following their marriage. Her loving husband preceded her in death after 51 years of marriage on January 24, 1998.   

Roberta was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth, where she was a greeter, served on the finance committee, and taught Sunday school. She was a former member of the Plymouth Women’s Club and also spent many years volunteering at the Valley Manor Nursing Home. She loved to travel and play cards.

Survivors include: Two daughters: Mary Gebler of Plymouth and Elizabeth “Bette” (Dr. Richard) Bertz of St. Cloud, WI; Grandson: Jeremy (Carrie) Gebler of Surprise, AZ, two granddaughters: Heather (Joseph) Ryan of Greenville, WI and Alexa Bertz of St. Cloud; Great-granddaughter: Emma Ryan, and two great grandsons: Colin Gebler and Elijah Ryan. She is also survived by one niece and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband: Lewis; Brother: John Trowbridge; Sister: Evelyn Trowbridge and Infant granddaughter Gebler.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday (July 28, 2018) at 1:00 P.M. at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth. Rev. James Hoppert, Pastor of the church will officiate. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will take place at the CHURCH on Saturday (July 28) from 11:00 A.M. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Roberta’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to Rev. James Hoppert, the staff of the Waterford at Plymouth and the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Bobbie.

Services Rendered by: Suchon Funeral Home

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