January 9, 1963 – October 7, 2013
Michael ‘Mike’ Bechtel, age 50, of Boone, died October 7, 2013, at his home.
His body has been cremated and a Memorial Mass will be Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Randy Schon officiating. Burial of his cremains will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Mike was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 9, 1963, the son of Richard and Alice (Brice) Bechtel.
He grew up in Ames and graduated from Ames High School in 1981 and then attended Dunwoody Technical Institute in Minneapolis, MN.
On January 12, 2007, Mike married Sindee (Saunders) Nash in Jefferson.
Since November of 1996, Mike was employed by Fareway Stores Inc. as a truck driver.
He enjoyed working on old Mopar vehicles with his life-long friend Mike Vander Gaast who owns a repair shop in Ames. He also enjoyed cooking, spending time with his dogs and family and attending family events.
Mike is preceded in death by his father Richard, and his step father, Robert Lowe.
He is survived by his wife Sindee (Nash) Bechtel of Boone; three step daughters Molly Nash of Boone, and Beth and Kelly, both of Marshalltown; his mother Alice Lowe of Ames; a sister Jana (Bechtel) Taylor and fiancé Mike Louis of Ames, a step brother Robert D. Lowe and wife Kathy of Des Moines; three step-grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan, and Kalven; his foster son Chris Carr of Florida; aunts and uncles, Edward and Charlene Brice of Boone, Earl ‘Hap’ and Sue Brice of Hutchinson, MN., Robert and Linda Brice, and Patricia Brice (whom Mike considered a second mother), all of Des Moines, Don and Gale Brice of Ames, Tom Brice of Iowa City; and a special nephew Travis Taylor of Des Moines and his fiancée Courtney Yeazel. Also surviving are many other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.
A Vigil Service will be Friday evening at the funeral chapel at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, friends may call at the funeral chapel from 8 until 10 a.m. prior to the Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church.
In memory of Mike, memorials may be directed to the family.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com