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 Walter Leon Bechtel

Walter Leon Bechtel

Birth
Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Jan 2017 (aged 85)
Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 175484208 · View Source
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Walter L. Bechtel, age 85, of Montrose, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Walter was born March 18, 1931 in Montrose to the late Norman and Bernice (Voorheis) Bechtel. He was united in marriage to Barbara McGlinchey on March 22, 1952 in California. They were married 65 years and resided in Montrose their entire life.

Walter served in the US Army in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart for being wounded in action on Pork Chop Hill.

Walter then retired from Flint Engine in 1983 with 30 years' seniority. He was a devout member of Community of Christ for over 50 years where he served as preacher, minister and pastor. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, hunting, traveling, farming and teaching God's word.

Surviving are wife Barbara, son Larry (Robin) Bechtel of Millington, daughter Debra (John) Nye of Alpena, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, brothers Ned (Bonnie) Bechtel of Sterling, Roland (Beverly) Bechtel of Montrose and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by daughter Charlene McClintock on September 22, 2007 as well as 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Community of Christ Church, 4041 Vienna Rd. in Clio, Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial to follow in Montrose Cemetery with military honors. Family will receive visitors on Friday from 1p-7p at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Montrose. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Community of Christ Church.Funeral services will be held at 12pm Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Community of Christ Church, 4041 Vienna Rd. in Clio, Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial to follow in Montrose Cemetery with military honors. Family will receive visitors on Friday from 1p-7p at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Montrose. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Community of Christ Church.

The O'Guinn Funeral Home
www.oguinnfh.com


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  • Created by: Blue Star Mom
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175484208
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Leon Bechtel (18 Mar 1931–17 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175484208, citing Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Blue Star Mom (contributor 47844423) .