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John William Joseph Bechen, Jr

October 16, 1935 ~ April 4, 2019 (age 83)

Obituary

John J. Bechen Jr. was born on October 16, 1935 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and resided in Kent, Washington. John passed away on April 4th, 2019 in Renton, WA.  John joined the Air Force in 1955. After Serving he started working for Boeing until he retired. John was a "Golden Member" of the Eagles. He loved taking pictures and gardening. One of his favorite hobbies was Ham Radio and was a member of the ARRL the national association for amateur radio also known as ham radio. He was loving Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He was very loved and will be greatly missed

John has now been reunited with his wife Geraldine Bechen. Survived by his siblings Louise Gavin, Bob Bechen of La Crosse; Children Steven J. Bechen, Matthew J. Mertes, Kathleen R. Krey, Susanne M. Allee, Roberta M. Bradley, Lisa N. Mertes and Michael P. Mertes. He also has 22 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 8 nieces and 2 nephews. 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 12, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
13055 SE 192nd St
Renton, WA 98058

Funeral Mass
Friday
April 12, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
13055 SE 192nd St
Renton, WA 98058

Military Honors
Friday
April 19, 2019

1:30 PM
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98042

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