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. www.hofffuneral.com