Thomas L. Becherer

Thomas L. Becherer
, 58, of Shiloh, IL, born Sunday, February 8, 1953, in Oxnard, CA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Becherer worked as a Graphic Artist for US Government Defense Mapping Department before retiring.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Mother: Barbara nee Kenney Becherer

Surviving are his:

  • Father: Bernard C. Becherer of Belleville, IL
  • Sister: Christine (James) Breidenbach of Swansea, IL
  • Nephews
    • Steven (Lori) Breidenbach
    • Matthew Breidenbach
  • Niece: Jane (Jeremy) Bayne
  • Grand Nieces and Nephews
  • Ex-wife: Lynn Waldrop
    • Her children
      • Nathan Waldrop
      • Avarie Waldrop
  • He was a very Loving Uncle to his Niece and Nephews.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Society.

Visitation: Friends may call after 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.

Condolences left for Thomas L. Becherer:

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    Gene Wiggins MASCOUTAH IL 62258

    I was very sorry to hear that Tom had passed away. I worked with Tom for about three years, and he always had a funny tale or an interesting anecdote to share. We missed him after he retired, but many of us got the occasional email or phone to keep in touch. We'll miss him.

    Nicole Bess St. Louis