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Robert C. "Bob" Beecher

Robert C. "Bob" Beecher
  • December 20, 1933 - February 6, 2018
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • St. Philip Catholic High School
    20 Cherry Street
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob , my dad was his friend . I have fond memories of going to the house as a little girl . I loved the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Christy Barnes-Davis - MI

“I was sadden to learn about the passing of Bob. I worked with him at the Battle Creek Police Department when he was in the Detective Bureau and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Marianne Wells - Springfield, MI

“Patty and family, I found out your dad had passed away last night. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep your dad's Holy Soul and your...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Dobbertien - Bellevue, MI

“So sorry for your loss Helen. Think of you often. We were snowed in so could not get to the funeral home, but want you to know that you and yours...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tom and Ann Johnson - MI - Friend

“Patty and Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.Suzanne Nielsen ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Suzanne Nielsen - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Beecher family.❤ ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Karen Nader - Boardman, OH

“Bob was one of the nicest person I ever worked. He kept me laughing all the time We had a lot of fun. He will be missed. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Rosie Taylor - Battle Creek, MI

“Love you dad. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Pattie Vaughan - Battle Creek, MI

“Heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this time of sorry. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: John Porter - Paw Paw, MI


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Robert C. "Bob" Beecher of Battle Creek, MI

Bob, age 84, died Tuesday afternoon, February 6, 2018 at his residence and with his loving family at his side.

Bob, the son of A.E. and Rose (McGovern) Beecher, was born in Chicago, IL on December 20, 1933; moved to Michigan in late 1940's and then back to Illinois. He was a 1950 graduate of Hastings (MI) High School. Bob retired in 1988 after 33 years of faithful service with the Battle Creek Police Department, first as a Patrolman and then a Detective. He enjoyed reading and watching movies.

Bob was united in marriage to the former Helen M. Campbell in Chicago, IL on September 8, 1951 and soon after moved to Michigan. Surviving is his wife of over 66 years, Helen; eight children, Robert (Wol Kyun) Beecher, Catherine (Paul) Higgins, Terese (Ted) Koch, Mary Ford, Timothy (Lynette) Beecher, Patricia (William) Vaughan, Valerie Samuels and Michael Beecher; by 24 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; five sisters; and one grandson.

Bob's family will greet friends on Sunday, February 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek, where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 12th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 92 N. Capital Avenue, with Father John D. Fleckenstein, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek. Family and friends will return to the St. Philip Parish Center immediately following the committal to continue Bob's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution in Bob's honor may be directed to the St. Philip Catholic High School or the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools.