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William and Mildred Belke in September,1957; Don and Joyce Bean in January, 1965 and in May, 1967, Walter Becher, son of Ed and Bertha Becher, purchased it. He had originally planned to annex it to his business place that was located a few feet to the west. However, plans changed and it was continued as a restaurant until May, 1972. A walk-up was added during this time. Quality Bakery of Mosinee rented part of the building to sell their bakery products. In May, 1981 Bob Leonhardt purchased the building and later it was again owned by Walter Becher. He had the building joined to his TV store, and it continues to be used as extra space for his electronic repair shop. (The preceding information was supplied by Anna Doll of Marshfield, Magdalen Bowen of Fond du Lac and Walter Becher of Stratford.) From The Stratford Journal May 19, 1949 E.A. Becher completed thirty-two years of business atone location in Stratford last Monday when he completed a business transaction with Mr. Roy E. Pucker, formerly of Marshfield, whereby the latter took over Mr. Becher's business property and busi- ness here. Mr. Becher started in the store business here on April 1, 1917, purchasing his property from Dr. Blekking. On the property was a home and an old barn. The barn was torn down and the original store started that spring. Until the store building was completed in July of 1917, the store was housed in the front rooms of the home. In 1935, an addition was built on the west side of the store, providing much needed room for booths. Roy E. Pucker sold his business in Marshfield in September last year, after being there almost twenty five years. He ran the Pucker's New Store located across the street from the Charles hotel. Mr. Pucker is making no drastic changes in the operation of the store. The hours the store will be open will remain the same - from eight in the morning until ten in the evening, seven days a week. In the future, there will be some changes in the physical property, and they will be announced as made. Somebody's Mad And we are glad, And think we know What will appease her. A Dish of Ice Cream, Our Fountain's a Dream, Sure a visit here will please het! ICE CAM PAR LOR E A. B HER, PROP. STRATFORD, W181,. Advertisement from The Strat- ford Journal, 1920. Indian Herbs A Great Blood Purifier and Liver Regulator E. A. BECHER STRATORD. WISCONSIN Advertisement from The Stratford Journal, 1921.
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