David Becherer

David Becherer
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David Lee Becherer, “The Tin Man”, 57, of Belleville, IL, born May 8, 1965, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

David was known for his Tin Man and his love for pizza, picnics, gardening, cooking, and crafting.

He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Becherer.

Surviving are his mother, Carol Ann, nee Gross, Becherer; two brothers, James “Butch” (Lori) Becherer and Mike Becherer; six sisters, Lynn (Ron) Rensing, Jane (Rick) Leigh, Sharon (Bruce) Wicklein, Rosie (Joe) Middendorf, Lisa (Mike) Otten, and Lori (Jeff) Kollmann; four nieces, Courtney Wilson, April Hobbs, Nicole Callison, and Emma Otten; six nephews, Christopher and Dustin Arends, Brendan and Jared Wicklein, Tyler Middendorf, and Dylan Otten; three great-nieces, Madellein Arends, Annabelle Arends, and Aubrey Arends; two great-nephews, Crew Wilson and Graham Callison; and his furry friends, Moe and Kudos.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2023, at Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2023, at Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Stan Konieczny officiating.

Private burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date.


11 Comments on David Becherer

John Stauder said : Guest Report May 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM

My condolences to Carol and to David’s brothers and sisters. I have fond memories of staying at the farm as a child and hanging out with the David and his siblings.

  • Morgan
  • Utah
Mary Blaies said : Guest Report May 08, 2023 at 1:27 PM

Please accept our sympathy.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Mary Taylor Family said : Guest Report May 08, 2023 at 8:31 AM

Our condolences to Aunt Carol and cousins on the passing of David. He truly was one of a kind and will be missed! May you find comfort in the memories of him.

  • Labadie
  • MO
Tom Huling said : Guest Report May 07, 2023 at 10:08 PM

Dear Aunt Carol and family, So sorry to hear about the passing of David. I wish I was in town to express my condolences personally. However, the next beer I drink, it'll be a toast to David. Rest in Peace Tin Man!

  • Fairview heights
  • IL
Glenn Schaefer said : Guest Report May 07, 2023 at 1:36 PM

I enjoyed working with David as his guidance counselor at FCHS. At times, David could get pretty stubborn, but you couldn't help but like him.

  • Millstadt
  • Il.
Robert Becherer said : Guest Report May 07, 2023 at 9:10 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting David about 10 years ago when I first visited the family farm. We are distant relatives. I soon learned of David’s artistic gifts and his love of cooking. I have visited David and Carol in the intervening years and had the good fortune to know them. I will miss visiting David. Our condolences from the Long Island Becherer’s-we all have David’s tin men.

  • Stony Brook
  • New York
Terra Mueth said : Guest Report May 06, 2023 at 11:24 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed my drives into Smithton knowing he was sitting there on his four wheeler, sometimes with his tin men!

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Charles and Rose Mertens said : Guest Report May 06, 2023 at 9:57 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Saw David many times watching and or waving as cars drove by your lane. He will be missed

  • Smithton
  • Il
Julie Weber said : Guest Report May 06, 2023 at 8:22 AM

So sorry for your loss. He will always be Remembered.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Dean Pruett said : Guest Report May 06, 2023 at 12:45 AM

I had many good times with Dave. He will truly be missed.

  • Yemassee
  • South Carolina
Joan Becherer said : Guest Report May 05, 2023 at 9:10 PM

I’m so sorry for the family loss of Dave… and that I can’t attend his funeral as Im leaving for Colorado to visit my son… Love to all the family ❤️

  • Waterloo
  • iL

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