In Memory of Nova Becherer
Nova Nadine Becherer, age 93, of Minong, WI, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Essentina – Miller Dwan Hospital in Duluth, MN.
Nova Nadine was born October 30, 1928 in Morris, IL the daughter of Bert and Hilda (Newton) Miller.
Nova was raised in Morris, IL until the age of 13 when she moved to Sandwich, IL with her family. Nora graduated from high school in Sandwich, IL and then attended beautician school. After her schooling she began her own beauty salon in Sandwich that she operated for ten years. On May 26, 1957, Nova was joined in marriage to George Becherer in Morris, IL. While on their honeymoon in Minong, WI, Nova and George decided to purchase a resort in Minong. The resort they decided to purchase was on Horseshoe Lake and had two cabins. Nora began operating the resort while George went to work with the Department of Natural Resources. Nora would operate the resort for over 60 years and in that time increase the number of cabins to four and double the size of the main house they lived in. She was also an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Minong where she volunteered with the Sunday School program, Alter Guild, ACW, Christian Woman’s Group, Cottage Bible Study and Advent Bible Study. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, baking, bird watching, and going for pontoon rides. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to Nova. She was a current member of New Hope Church in Minong.
Nova is survived by her eight children, Luan (Scott) Thompson of Stillwater, MN, Loy (Jill) Becherer of Minong, WI, Lori (Brian) Sorvik of Duluth, MN, Lorn (Rebecca) Becherer of Golden Valley, MN, Lance Becherer of Minong, WI, Lee (Jammie) Becherer of Minong, WI, Lisa (Bernie) Lee of Duluth, MN, Les (Gretcher) Becherer of Los Angles, CA; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marguerite Fowler; two nieces, two nephews and cousins.
Nova was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; and one brother, Loy Miller.
A funeral service will be held for Nova at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the River Church in Minong, WI with Pastor Mike Main officiating. A time of gathering with the family will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Minong.