May 23, 1926 ‒ December 18, 2014
Paul J. Bechtel, age 88, of Fredericktown, died Thursday December 18, 2014 at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon. Paul was born May 23, 1926 in Ankenytown to Elmer and Mabel (Robinson) Bechtel and had spent his lifetime in the Fredericktown area. He graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1944 and served in the United States Army 7th Infantry Division from January of 1945 to December of 1946. Paul retired from the Westinghouse Corporation in Mansfield, had worked in the masonry trades for ten years and he had maintained the Owl Creek Cemetery at Ankenytown for over 30 years. Paul was an avid Ohio sports fan especially the Ohio State Buckeyes and loved to pitch horseshoes competitively.
Surviving are his sons Jeffery (Sally) Bechtel of Ontario, John Bechtel of Fredericktown and Jerry (Nancy) Bechtel of Fredericktown; grandchildren Shelbi (Billie) Bixler, Madison Lotz, Jacob Lotz; his brothers Earl Bechtel of Worthington and Dean (Betty) Bechtel of Fredericktown and his sister Wilma Evans of Chicago. Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Tyson) Bechtel in October of 2014 and a sister Doris Eileen Bechtel.
Friends may call Sunday from 1pm to 4pm at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am with Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow at Owl Creek Cemetery at Ankenytown. Memorial contribution may be made to the Fredericktown EMS, 139 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.
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Paul wanted to give special mention to his wife and sons “for a wonderful life” and thanks to his brothers and sister for their support. “Don’t Worry Be Happy”.