Melvin A Bechel, age 94 of Eau Claire, died Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Oakwood Hills Senior Living in Eau Claire with his family by his side.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of more than 65 years, Jean Bechel and son-in-law, Tony Zenner.
He is survived by his four children, Sandy Zenner of Old Town, FL, Mark (Dorothy) of Denver, CO, Karen (Craig) Anderson of Nevada, IA and Paul (Cheryl) of Maple Grove, MN, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Melvin was born in the Plum City, WI area and lived in the area until he entered the Army near the end of World War 2. When he left the army, he married Jean LaBrec from Arkansaw, WI. They moved to Eau Claire and lived their entire adult lives in that community. Melvin retired from Northland Electric Supply Company where he was Vice President and General Manager. His career there spanned more than 40 years.
Graveside Services will be 12:00PM Noon, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Arkansaw with Rev. Junabe Villapaz officiating.
Memorials are preferred in Melvin’s name to a charity of your choice.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.