Funeral service for Darlene Ann Bechtold, 78, St. Joseph

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Darlene Ann Bechtold, 78

St. Joseph

Jan. 3, 1940-Feb. 5, 2018

Darlene Ann Bechtold, 78, of St. Joseph died Feb. 5 at St. Cloud Hospital as a result of a traumatic stroke suffered on Sunday. Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 12 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. The Rev. Jerome Tupa, OSB, will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Friday between 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday after 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Heritage Hall in St. Joseph.

Survivors include the following: her husband Herb; children, Brian Bechtold (Kirsten) Sartell; Bruce Bechtold (Pat) St. Joseph; Bradley Bechtold (Jane) Sauk Rapids; daughter-in-law Nicole Bechtold, Holdingford; grandchildren, Brianna (Al Flannigan), Spencer, Tanner (Kia Grindland), Samuel (Carrie), Mary (Blake Bellefeuille), Ted, Kate, Kelly, Amy Gans (John); great-grandchild Cameron; sister, Karen Schloemer, Baxter; and brother, Kevin Kosel, St. Joseph.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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