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Leslie Kaye Bechtel

December 22, 1943 — July 18, 2020

Leslie Kaye Bechtel, 76, of Gibsonburg passed away in the evening of July 18, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 22, 1943 to the late Robert and Maxine (Wertz) Bechtel in Fremont.

On May 30, 1964, he married Florence Unger, and shared 56 years together in marriage.

A 1961 graduate of Gibsonburg High School, Leslie went on to the Andrew-Toledo Barber College and began his 50-year long career as a barber at Bechtel’s Barber Shop in Gibsonburg. He retired in 2010.

Leslie enjoyed restoring anything with wheels and was a member of the Cushman Club of America, Model A Restorer’s Club, S.C.R.A.P., and the John Deere Two Cylinder Club. He was also a faithful member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gibsonburg.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Florence; children, Scott (Janet) Bechtel of Findlay, and Stacy (Philip) Alldredge of Gibsonburg; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah, and Sydney Alldredge; and sister, Suzanne (Tim) Sochor of Helena.

Leslie is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Maxine.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Those attending are required to wear a mask to enter the facility. Please be brief and patient as admittance will be guided to adhere to social distancing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Gibsonburg with Father Scott Woods officiating. A graveside service will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Live-streaming of Les' services will also be available at www.hermanfh.com on the day of services. 

If you are unable to attend but would like to be added to the family’s register book, please call 419-637-2026.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael Catholic Church, to the Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Dept., or to the Donor’s Choice.

To express online condolences, or view Les’ Video Tribute, please visit: www.hermanfh.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leslie Kaye Bechtel, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services

319 W Madison St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services

319 W Madison St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Michael Catholic Church

317 E Madison St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Graveside Service

St. Lawrence and St. Michael Cemetery

Co Rd 88, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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