Lovell Earl Bechtel

Lovell Earl Bechtel

Dallas County, Iowa, USA
Death 19 Oct 1989 (aged 87)
Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA
Burial Stratford, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 75644471 · View Source
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Boone News Republican
Friday, Oct. 20, 1989

STRATFORD - Lowell Bechtel, 87, died Oct. 19, 1989 at the Boone County Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1902 in Dallas County the son of Samuel and Hattie (Runnells) Bechtel. He was married to Ethel Sailor and after her death he married Jessie Schierholz.

Bechtel worked in the coal mines in the Madrid and Des Moines area and later worked in canneries in Blue Earth, Minn. In 1959 he moved to Stratford and was caretaker and sexton for Oakwood and other cemeteries. He retired in 1974. Bechtel was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, an infant daughter and a son.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie of Stratford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Arvilla and Walter Nunley of Stratford, and Shirley and Lloyd Lundberg of Boone; five sons, Earl of Boone, Melvin of Stratford, Roland and Jerry, both of Clinton and DeWayne of Sac City; grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Calvary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wilis Grant officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9 a.m. until time of the services. The Stark-Welin Funeral Home in Stratford is in charge of arrangements.

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