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George F. “PaPa” Bechtel, 91, husband of Naomi “Nannie” Ketchem Bechtel, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 21, 1921 in Daviess County, Ind., he was the son of the late Elmer Warren and Nora Martin Bechtel.
Survivors, besides his wife, include three sons, Jim Bechtel, Gary Bechtel and Tom Bechtel, all of Harrodsburg; and one daughter, Sharon Gritton of Harrodsburg.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home in Harrodsburg with Jerry Perry and Sherwood Evans officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Spring Hill Cemetery with Steve Bechtel, Chad Horn, Robert Bechtel, Marty Bechtel, Bill Robinson, and Phillip Combs serving as active pallbearers. Grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.