Naomi Becher Obituary, Death Cause – Naomi R. Becher, who was 84 years old and originally from Decatur, Indiana, died away at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur on May 28, 2023. She was born in Adams County on July 12, 1938, to the late Rufus Kirchhofer and the late Viola (Fox) Kirchhofer. Both of her parents have now passed away. At the United Church of Christ in Decatur, Indiana, on November 27, 1958, Naomi and Raymond Becher, Jr. exchanged their wedding vows. Raymond Becher, Jr. passed away on November 26, 2020, and Naomi followed in his footsteps the following year. In 1956, Naomi was a member of the graduating class at Monmouth High School.
She participated in the Zion Lutheran Church Missionary Society and worked as the church Secretary at the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur, where she was also a member of the congregation. Over the course of more than 20 years, Naomi was a 4-H Leader. She also served on the 4-H Extension Board and the 4-H Council. She served on the Decatur Christian Women’s Club’s Executive Board for many years. She worked hard with her husband Raymond on their grain and dairy farm in Adams County. Together, they ran Ray-Na Holstein Farm, which became famous throughout the country for its Holstein cattle breeding. Naomi cherished the time she got to spend with her offspring, including her grandkids and great-grandchildren. Reading, crocheting, caring to her flower gardens, and baking were some of her favorite things to do when she was younger.
The following people are listed as survivors: four daughters, Amy Jo (Gregory) Fumarolo of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Audrey A. (Cameron) Erekson of Broomfield, Colorado, Angela S. (David) Brite of Decatur, Indiana and April L. (Jerome) Isch of Decatur, Indiana; a sister, Jean (Kent) Koons of Decatur, Indiana; and nine grandchildren: Shawn Hany, Erin (Derrick) Her sister Bernadine Ehrman passed away before she did, taking her place in heaven. Funeral services will be place at Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Zachary Oedewaldt serving as the officiant. After the funeral, the burial will take place in the Decatur Cemetery. On Thursday, June 1, 2023, the family and friends of the deceased will be welcomed at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Friday, June 2, 2023, one hour prior to the start of the funeral.