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Valentine Bechthold

Memorial services for Valentine H. Bechthold of Nevada City will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1979 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. A private family burial will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Chicago Park.

Mr. Bechthold died Tuesday, Aug. 10, at home. He was 88.

He was born Nov. 16, 1915, in Lincoln Valley, N.D. He was a veteran of World War II, a 30-year retiree of Mare Island Naval Shipyard and an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.



He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Iona (Andrews) Bechthold of Nevada City; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Gundi Bechthold of Roseville; daughters and sons-in-law Sally and Douglas Bergman of San Francisco and Nancy and Vern Dutton of Vacaville; sister, Irene McClendon; grandchildren Scott and Becky Dutton, Denise Bechthold, Michelle Bechthold and Jodi and Brian Youngblood; and great-grandchildren Michael, Carlie, Kaitlyn, Breana and Sierra.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.




Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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