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Leslie Gale Bechtel
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Birth: May 24, 1924
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1992
Columbia County
Florida, USA

***** WORLD WAR II VETERAN *****

Parents:
Leslie Pearl Bechtel and Bessie Tull Bechtel
Both parents proceeded him in death. (Leslie P. in Shelbyville, IL., and Bessie in East Peoria, IL.)

Siblings:
Dallas Bechtel (deceased 1993 in Fla.)
Howard Bechtel (Fla.)
Joanne Bechtel Stidham (East Peoria, IL.)

Children:
Karen, Don, Sharon, Greg, Patti, Teri.

16 grandchildren

Numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Leslie Gale was raised with his siblings in East Peoria, Illinois, served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and owned his own welding business, as well as retired from Caterpillar, Inc.
After marrying and raising his own children in East Peoria, Illinois, "L.G." (a.k.a. Gale) retired to Old Town, Florida with his wife, Maralee Alys (a.k.a. MaryLee Alice) Taylor Bechtel, who was born and raised in Peoria, IL.
His love for his family was evident always, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed motorcycles, travel and a wide variety of pets as well as numerous hobbies, was very active in his church, and never, ever met a stranger. He is deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
 
 
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  Maralee Alys Taylor Bechtel (1924 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trenton Cemetery
Trenton
Gilchrist County
Florida, USA
Plot: Old Section
 
Created by: ViReMa
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
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Someone thought of you today.
- ViReMa
 Added: Sep. 26, 2014
Remembering you with tons of love on what would have been your 90th birthday, Pop. I can't imagine you being 90. That never would have suited a strong, active outdoorsman like you.
- prb
 Added: May. 24, 2014
Tulips are in bloom Dad. Every spring they remind me of one of the many touching conversations we had....and how much I miss you.
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 Added: Apr. 27, 2014
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