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Marcella C Bechel

Marcella C Bechel

Marcella C. Bechel, age 86 of Elmwood, died Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Menomonie after a brief illness.

Marcella was born on July 6, 1934 in Plum City. She was the daughter of William F. and Cecelia (Schladweiler) Kannel, Marcella grew up in Plum City, attended St. John Catholic School and graduated from Plum City High School. After high school, Marcella attended Business College in Eau Claire for one year. Marcella married Norbert N. Bechel on May 21, 1956 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. After marriage, they lived in Eau Claire for a year and then rented a farm in the Arkansaw Prairie for four years. They then bought a farm in the Town of Rock Elm, rural Elmwood, where they raised their family and farmed for 41 years. Marcella was a member of the Plum City Legion Auxiliary, St. John’s Alter Society, card parties and birthday club.

Marcella is survived by her children; Diane (Dan) Bee of Wilson, David (Amy) of Elmwood, Gary (Carolyn) of Elmwood, Vernon of Beavercreek, OH, Melvin (Sara) of Elmwood and Bonnie Clough of Hammond, son-in-law; Dale Webb of Sarona, 27 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, siblings; Arlene (Ervin) Timmer of Monticello, MN, Leona Gruber of Durand and Norbert Kannel of Plum City, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Norbert, daughter; Linda Webb and one brother Harold Kannel.

Funeral Mass will be 1:00PM Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00AM until time of services at the church on Thursday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Jeannie Mandelkow

    So sorry for all of your loss She will be missed all of you. cherish your special memories Of your Mother and grandmother!

  2. Dennis and Ramona Schneider

    To everyone in the Bechel Families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marcella was a very special person and great neighbor. A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime then forever in our memory.

  3. Jim Krause

    To Marcella's Family, You have my prayers and sympathy. I had a long visit with Marcella at the Nursing Home before they stopped having visitors. I was looking forward to having another one after the Nursing Home opened up for visitors. It was great catching up on old times. She will be missed.

  4. Tammu Austad

    Prayers to Bonnie Clough and her family.

  5. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Hugs and prayers to Aunt Marcella's family. You have our deepest sympathy.

  6. Jodell & John Marson

    Our deepest sympathy to the Bechel family

  7. Patti Baier

    Sorry for your loss.

  8. Michelle (Sylla) Bowes

    My heartfelt condolences to the Bechel family

  9. Sue (Wolf) Sperger

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. Marcia and Rocky

    Dave. We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts are with you. Sending hugs.

  11. Jayne & Jerry Holt

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  12. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our sympathy to the family of Marcella. We were neighbors and remembering growing up next door. Sending prayers

  13. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Condolences to the Bechel Family! Many fond memories growing up being your neighbors!! Hugs to you all!!

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