George F. “PaPa” Bechtel, 91, husband of Naomi “Nannie” Ketchem Bechtel, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 21, 1921 in Daviess County, Ind., he was the son of the late Elmer Warren and Nora Martin Bechtel. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, retired from Cudahy, a member of the Mayo Christian Church where he served as Elder and Sunday school teacher, and was also a member of Springfield Masonic Lodge #50 where he was a 50-year Mason.
Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Jim (Dottie) Bechtel, Gary and Tom (Sue) Bechtel, all of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Gritton of Harrodsburg; two brothers, Harry and Calvin Bechtel, both of Odon, Ind.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.