Dianna P. Bechtold, 70

Dianna P. Bechtold, 70, North Manchester, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

She was born Dec. 2, 1946 in Huntington, to J. Eldon and Jessie L. (Brodrick) Stephan.  On July 23, 1966, she married Larry W. Bechtold.

Dianna was a homemaker and farm wife and had worked at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, for 38 years, retiring in 2015.  She was a member of Salem United Methodist, North Manchester, and loved I.U. basketball and Green Bay football. 

She is survived by her husband, Larry Bechtold, North Manchester; daughters, Lisa Bechtold, North Manchester, Patty Eltzroth, North Manchester, and Amanda (Doug) Rhoades, South Whitley; brothers, Wayne (Diana) Stephan, North Manchester, and Curtis (Susan) Stephan, Goshen; sister, Carolyn (John) Renz, North Manchester; grandchildren, Andrew and Austin Eltzroth and great-grandchildren, Korbin and Kensley Eltzroth. 

Family and friends may call Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 from 2-8  p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and one hour prior to service on Tuesday.  Services will be Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.

Alan Seipker will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Dianna Bechtold, memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Supportive Care Unit, 2200 Randalia Drive, 3rd floor State Tower, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

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Posted on 2016 Dec 21