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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Businesses of yesterday,   pp. 185-218


Page 194

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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