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Harold Dean Bechtel

August 14, 1939 - August 18, 2018

Burial Date August 24, 2018

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Lima, Ohio
Harold Dean Bechtel, 79, passed away on August 18, 2018, at 1:20 pm, at Shawnee Manor surrounded by his loving family.
Dean was born August 14, 1939 in Lima, OH, to Harold and Faye (Johnson) Bechtel who both preceded him in death. On July 31,1959 he married Sharon (Guthrie) Bechtel who survives in Lima, OH.
Dean graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1959. Dean worked for Lima Engine Plant for 30 years and retired in 1998. He was in the Road Rebels Car Club and an athletic booster for Lima Senior High School working many athletic events. Dean loved cars and his favorite was his 1955 Ford Fairlane. He was a comical person, he enjoyed making people laugh. He was a family man and cherished his wife, loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dean is survived by his wife, Sharon C. Bechtel of Lima, OH, children, Larry (Ann) Bechtel of Kenton, OH, Rob (Cheryl) Bechtel of Lima, OH, Michelle (Clint) Root of Delaware, OH, Kim (Brent Joseph) Carter of Lima, OH, grandchildren, Ericka, Ryan, Taylor Bechtel, Kilynn Delong, Kirsten, Kelsey Carter, Tonya Broadstone, Tyler (Maegen) Manns, Ashley (Brian) Larson, great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Aiden, Jace, Vera Broadstone, Lincoln, Jackson Manns, Slader Larson, Stella Seamon, siblings, Jim (Sandy) Bechtel of Lima, OH, Gary Bechtel of Lima, OH, and Karen (Harold) VanHorn of Elida, OH.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:00AM at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Chaplain Janelle Taviano to officiate the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM and one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 200 E High Street, Lima, Ohio 45801.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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