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John H Bechtold
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John H. Bechtold, 91, Glen Ullin, North Dakota, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, November 20, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glen Ullin with Fr. Jeffrey Zwack officiating. Visitation is scheduled for 3-5 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2017 with a Rosary/Vigil service beginning at 5:00 PM, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service also at the church. Burial and military honors will be at 3:00 PM, Monday, November 20, 2017 in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

John was born November 8, 1926, at Glen Ullin, to Julius and Teresa (Gerving) Bechtold. He was raised and educated in Glen Ullin, where on June 3, 1947, he married Helen Thomas. John served in the US Army from March 1945 to December 1946. He worked for Morton County for three years, and MDU for 35 years, retiring as a line crew foreman. He and Helen were caretakers of Glen Ullin Memorial Park for 17 years, with the help of their two youngest, Joyce and JoNell. He enjoyed dancing, yard work, and anything outdoors. He tilled gardens for 49 years. John also started Bechtold’s Bike and Trike Shop and ran it for 40 years with the help of Helen and their two son’s Jon and Jim, who he taught how to repair, overhaul and rebuild bicycles and tricycles. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren especially Christmas which was his favorite holiday. John was a member of Legion Post #239 for over 50 years and was the Commander for 15 of those years. John was also an honor guard and very proud of his service.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; seven daughters, Jane (Kermit) Schelle, Yelm, Washington, Jean (Jim) Fitterer, Bismarck, Joan (Jerome) Hoerner, Glen Ullin, JoAnn (Robert) Lancaster, Sacramento, California, Julie (Jim) White, Blacksburg, Virginia, Joyce (Wayne) Frey, Bismarck, and JoNell Hintz, Bismarck; two sons, Jon (Cindy), Glen Ullin, and Jim (Cindi), Bismarck; three brothers, Richard (Delores), New Carlton, Maryland, Edward (Lucy) Bismarck, and Robert (Peggy), Ellendale, North Dakota; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Nora (Ray) Chapman.


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Visitation

Sunday

19

Nov

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

204 Ash Avenue E
Glen Ullin, ND 58631

Vigil/Rosary

Sunday

19

Nov

5:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

204 Ash Avenue E
Glen Ullin, ND 58631

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

20

Nov

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

204 Ash Avenue E
Glen Ullin, ND 58631

Burial

Monday

20

Nov

3:00 PM
North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th Street
Mandan, ND 58554

Cemetery Details

Location

North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th Street
Mandan, ND 58554

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