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Wesley Becthold

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Wesley Becthold, age 65, of Nashua, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Wesley "Wes' Arnold Becthold was born on October 25, 1949 to Henry and Bertha (Anderson) Becthold in Austin, MN. At the age of two Wes's family moved to rural Nashua where he attended and graduated from Nashua High School. On November 20, 1971, Wes was united in marriage to Judith Fogarty at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in rural Elma. The couple made their home in Nashua where they raised their three children, Scott, Paul and Jennifer. Wes worked for Hawkeye Steele, White Farm Equipment and Hydrotile Machinery. In the 1980's he opened Main Street Plumbing and Heating, operating until his retirement. Wes was an avid golfer. He enjoyed socializing, playing cards and most recently fishing. His family was the joy of his life and he adored his grandchildren. He was proud to share his love for golf with each of them. Wes was a dedicated firefighter; serving on the Nashua Fire Department for 24 years. He served on the St. Michael's Parish Board and was a member of the Town and Country Club as well as the Nashua Boat Club. Wes is survived by his loving wife, Judy Becthold of Nashua; his children, Scott (Shannon) Becthold of Altoona, IA; Paul (Heather) Becthold of Nashua and Jennifer (Brandon) Keeler of West Branch, IA; his grandchildren, Zachary, Madison, MacKenzie, Logan, Deaven, Kennedy, Ashlynn, Lauren, Henry and Parker; his three brothers, Ray (Jan) Becthold of Allison, IA, Don (Janet) Becthold of Clarence, IA and Jim (Margaret) Becthold of Marion, IA; his two sisters, Shirley (Robert) Olson of Arkansas and Carol Anderson of Minnesota; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family! May GOD give you comfort and strength during this difficult time of loss. GOD Bless all of you!

  2. Wes was a great friend and fishing buddy. I will miss his humor and fun loving personality on our fall fishing trips. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wess family. Wes Sue Fouche

  3. Judy family, We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Always remember the good times.he loved his family so much. He was very proud of all of the grandkids too. He will be missed. Zenda Kenton

  4. My deepest condolances to Judy the Bechtold family. When the famiy first moved to Nashua, they lived across the fence from us on the acreage that Lena Wright owned that Dean Diane Hammond own now. So, RIP, old frriend.

  5. Our sympathies to the family. I have fond memories of Wes when he was like a young teenager. He and his brother, would come into Harry Greenes Sinclair station with the 1944 black chev. They would make a u-turn leaving the station on 218 and squeal the tires. Wes would be the passenger hanging half way out of the car window, laughing up a storm. What a time, what fun. Wes was a happy go lucky guy. He was good friends with Winton Carpenter who worked at Harrys. Both can RIP now.

  6. Wes was a great friend, had a great sense of humor and was fun to be with whenever he was with us in Des Moines or on one of our yearly fishing trips. He loved to golf and play euchre with the gang on our trips. He will be remembered and missed by all of us. We, ourselves, thought much of Wes as a fine person. Love and prayers to all his family, Tony and Mary Anne Sullivan

  7. Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Being neighbors was always a treat. I remember his great personality and friendship. He will be greatly missed. Keeping you in my prayers.

  8. Judy, I am so sorry about your loss. I will never forget the kindness you and Wes shared with me by letting me stay at your home when I was taking some classes nearby. Although I had only met him a few times, I know he was a great husband and a good friend. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Janet Falck

  9. Judy, sorry to hear about your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of need. Loren Carmela Slick

  10. Judy, Im so sorry to hear of Wess passing. I loved coming to see both Wes and you on Wed. I have missed hearing Wes yelling at Jasper when I would come. Wes always maded me smile and he will be deeply miss. My thoughts and prayings to you and your family. Angi Leichtman

  11. Judy, so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May all your memories of him help you get through this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Linda (Ptacek)Deutsch-Wadena, IA

  12. Judy – am so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that my thoughts prayers are with you and your family.,. Janice Krambeer

  13. Judy and family; So sorry to read of Wess passing. He and I got along great during our years working together. Always a jokester and everpresent smile. When I last saw Wes earlier this year we talked of getting together to play golf. I am unable to attend the funeral but wanted you all to know that I will miss him. Prayers for you and your family.

  14. No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrows overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 652) Sorry for your loss.

  15. My family would like to send sincere regards to the Becthold family for your loss. May you find comfort from the bible promises at John 528,29 and Isaiah 258. Pray constantly, avoid isolation, and lean on God as you cope during this most difficult time.


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