Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Reta Bechtel

Female 1917 - 2008  (91 years)


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  • Name Reta Bechtel 
    Born 13 Sep 1917  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1921  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-298033 
    Died 12 Oct 2008  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I298033  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Father Moses S. Bechtel,   b. 18 Apr 1883, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Alberta Knechtel,   b. 2 Sep 1886, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1942, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1916  [2
    Family ID F6030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Reta Bechtel, 1917-2008, passed away, at Heritage House in St. Jacobs, on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at the age of 91 years. Dear sister of Ruth Gentle of Kitchener and Clarene Martin of Waterloo. Lovingly remembered by her nieces, Audrey Shaw, Donna Shaw, Heather Ogram and nephews, Greg Gentle and Darrel Martin. Great-aunt of Wade, Erica, Lindsay, Dylan and Jeffery. Predeceased by brothers, Willis Bechtel and his wife Marilyn, Clare Bechtel, and brothers-in-law, Howard Martin and Derek Gentle. Reta retired from St. Mary's General Hospital, where she worked in the Dietary Department for 25 years. Reta was also well known for her specialty coffee cakes. She was a member of First Mennonite Church in Kitchener. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, today (Wednesday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow the service. Interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery. Donations in Reta's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com. In living memory of Reta, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2088] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1921, Sub District 5 Page 1.

    2. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, Obituary of Moses Bechtel - February 24, 1948.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1917 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1921 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Oct 2008 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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