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Bonnie J. Bechtel

October 10, 1925 — August 23, 2014

Bonnie J. Bechtel, age 88 of Ogallala, passed away August 23, 2014 at the Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant.
Bonnie was born October 10, 1925 on a ranch home north of Keystone, Nebraska to Harvey C. and Maud (Peters) Caudy. She graduated from Ogallala High School with the class of 1943.
Bonnie worked at Goodall Manufacturing from 1950-1955. On March 4, 1954, Bonnie married Guy Bechtel at the First Congregational Church in Ogallala. Bonnie worked at TRW from 1964-1986, and retired from ASC in January of 1987. Guy and Bonnie resided in Ogallala nearly their entire married lives, until Bonnie’s health necessitated a move to Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant. The couple recently celebrated 60 years of marriage in March of this year.
Bonnie loved spending time outdoors, particularly at Lake McConaughy. The lake became a place where the family gathered over the years, and Bonnie made some of her most cherished memories there. She was a loving and devoted grandmother, and took an active roll in her church as a Sunday school teacher and member of the women’s fellowship at the First Congregational Church of Ogallala. She was also active in RSVP.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her 2 brothers and their spouses, Vernie (Violet) Caudy, James (Agnes) Caudy; a sister and her spouse, Florence (Joe) Grant; and an infant brother.
Survivors include her husband, Guy Bechtel of Ogallala; daughter, Kerri (Lane) Anderson of Ogallala; son, Terry Bechtel of Brule; 4 grandchildren, Lana Bechtel, Mark (Sherry) Bechtel, Hunter (Trisha) Anderson, Lindsey (Tim) Krab; 5 great grandchildren, Sydney & Keala Bechtel, Wiley & Weston Krab & Everly Anderson.
Memorials are suggested to the Ogallala Public School Foundation in her memory. Condolences may be shared at, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend.
Services will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Ogallala with Pastors Curtis Tschetter and Phil Ewert officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153

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