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Glenn Leroy Bechler

January 15, 1920 — August 9, 2021


Glenn LeRoy Bechler, the son of Roy and Sabrie (Wilcox) Bechler, was born January 15, 1920 in Rockford, ND.  Glenn’s family moved to Iowa when he was 6 and his childhood years were spent around Sac City, where he received his education, graduating from Sac City High School in 1939.

     On September 8, 1942, Glenn married Wanita O’Tool in Pomeroy, Iowa.  Following their marriage, they lived north of Sac City, where Glenn and Wanita farmed. In 1945, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army Air Force from October 1945 until his agriculture discharge in March of 1946. In 1958, they moved to Royal, Iowa, where he worked as a farmhand for Kathryn & Warren Bauman and Alice & Larry LeClair. Later, Wanita and Glenn worked as church custodians.  He later worked as a custodian at Clay Central Community schools for 16 years until his retirement.  He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church until it’s closure.  Glenn was currently a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

     Glenn passed away at Longhouse Residence in Spencer, IA on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 101.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Sabrie;  wife, Wanita in  2002; one sister in infancy, Ruth Bechler; three brothers: Merle, Harold and Robert Bechler & a son-in-law, James Weishaar.

     Left to cherish his memory are four daughters: Linda (Gary) Gerdes of Weatherford, TX, Patricia Weishaar of Spencer, IA, Pamela (Carl) Struve of Rolfe, IA, Mary (Clark) Abel of Greenville, IA; one son, Gary (Lea) Bechler of Spencer, IA; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren;  4 great-great-great grandchildren;  other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, August 13, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

The services will be livestreamed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and may be viewed on the link below:

Father Tim Hogan

Lector - Lois McCarty
Sally Cole
Michael Gerdes
Jannette Windisch
Brenda Peterson
Roxanne Gross
Tim Struve
Steve Struve
Dennis Struve
Tammy Heflin
Kevin Bechler
Joe Bechler
Christoper Abel
Corley Abel
Megan Martin     
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.  A Vigil service will be held at 5:00 P.M., Thursday prior to the visitation.

“Thy Will Be Done”
“Here I Am Lord”
"On Eagle’s Wings”
“Seek Ye First”
“We Remember” 
“Come Follow Me”
“Amazing Grace”

Jean Jongerius-Hoffman

 Barb Ambrosius

North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW of Spencer, Iowa folllowing the graveside services.
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