Robert “Bob” R. Bechtold, 73, North Manchester, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 in his residence.
He was born Dec. 22, 1942 in Huntington County, to Duane and Ginevra (Auker) Bechtold. He was a lifelong self-employed farmer. Bob was a member of Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, a 51 year member of Deming Lodge #88 and member of Fraternal Order of the Moose. He was a former volunteer fireman with Chester Township Fire Dept. for 18 years.
He is survived by his special friend, Linda Martin, Fairmount; son, Bret (Michelle) Bechtold, North Manchester; daughter, Beth (Dave) Wampler, North Manchester; sister, Kay Eads, Wabash; grandchildren, Austin Bechtold, North Manchester; Trent Bechtold, North Manchester; and Craig (Deanna) Wampler, North Manchester; great grandchildren, Halie and Abbie Wampler, North Manchester.
Family and friends may call Sunday, July 24, from noon-7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Masonic Service will be Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Service Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Bob Bechtold, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.