William F. Bechtel, 94, of Lebanon, passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, at Cedar Haven. He was the husband of the late Arnetta L. “Nettie” Sonnon Bechtel, and they had been married for 58 years.
Born in Lebanon on May 17, 1929, he was one of seven children born to the late Ralph and Eva Shaud Bechtel.
William retired from College Hill Poultry, where he had worked as a supervisor. He was a faithful member of the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and watching the Phillies. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, going camping, and having picnics and hotdog roasts.
He is survived by his daughter, Gloria F., wife of Richard F. Arnick; sons, Ralph W. Bechtel, Edward W., and his wife, Melodie Bechtel, James L., and his wife, Cindy Bechtel, and Dale A., and his wife, Ruth Bechtel; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will follow at Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mt. Zion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of Lebanon Co., 637 Chestnut St., Lebanon, PA 17042, or to the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church, 1635 Mill Road, Lebanon, PA 17042.