Robert M. Bechel - 91

2/14/1925 - 3/25/2016

Oregon, Illinois

Robert M. Bechel, age 91, of Oregon died at home on Friday, March 25, 2016. Bob was born in Plum City, Wisconsin on February 14, 1925 the son of Anton and Julia (Schmidt) Bechel. He proudly served in the Army in WW2 in Germany from 1945- 1947. He married Janis Scharr on July 9, 1949 in Nelson, Wisconsin. They moved to Oregon in 1954 so he could work on the railroad. He delivered milk for the Oregon Dairy and Lawton’s Dairy. He also worked many years for Wood Brother’s retiring in 1985. He was predeceased by son-in-law John Paap, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He is survived by his wife Janis of 67 years;, 3 daughters, Karen Paap of Rockford, Lynette (Leroy) Smice and Talene (Dave) Remour all of Oregon, 6 grandchildren; Jason (Jen) Paap, Jeremy (Dena Smoter) Paap, Rob (Wendy) Smice, Nathan (Tessa) Smice, Joshua ( Steph Gray) Remour, Sara (Frank) Rowe, 11 Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wed., Mar. 30, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:00am, followed by an 11:00 am funeral service at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Rock River Senior Center, the Serenity Hospice and Home, or the Oregon Depot Restoration Project.


10:00am to 11:00 am, Wed., Mar. 30, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL


11:00am on Wed., Mar. 30, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon, IL

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