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Dorothy A. Bocher

January 4, 1923 ~ June 27, 2015 (age 92)
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Dorothy A. Bocher, nee Belger, 92, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at The Lighthouse of West Bend.

She was born on January 4, 1923 in Boltonville to the late Frederick and Lillian (nee Meilahn) Belger. Dorothy graduated from West Bend High School in 1940 and then attended Sheboygan Business College. She served as the Washington County Deputy County Clerk for nine years and then she worked at the Ziegler Co. in West Bend for several years. She married Edward W. Bocher on September 22, 1945 at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. After their marriage they operated a farm in the town of Fredonia. Her husband, Edward, passed away on July 9, 1979.

She was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, West Bend.

She is survived by a daughter, Jody (Thomas) Erickson of Oakdale, MN; two grandchildren, Amy (Blake) Cottrill and Amanda Erickson; two step-grandchildren, Thomas (Debbie) Erickson, Jr. and Stephan (Margaret) Erickson; three great-grandchildren, Aubrey Rae, Emmalyn and Jayce; a brother, Elmer Belger of Boltonville; a sister-in-law, Lila Bocher of Watertown ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Janeen Lynne Bocher, and a brother, Frederick (Morla) Belger, Jr., a sister-in-law, Marian Belger.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 6 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave., West Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Memorials to the St. John's Organ Fund are appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at


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