UNION – Arlene Rose Bechtold, 97, of Union, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock.|
She was born March 26, 1916, in Woodstock to John and Rose (Schultz) Seagrist.
Arlene was a very caring and giving mother. She loved her music and playing her organ. Her sense of humor and generosity will be remembered forever. Arlene was born and raised in Woodstock. She was raised by her father, John, and her stepmother, Minnie.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Bechtold; daughters, Mary Ann Kendrick and Judy (Rick) Lamz; a stepdaughter, Shirley (Donald) Stanley; a brother, John (Barbara) Seagrist; two stepgranddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerich Bechtold, in 1998; her parents; her brothers, Howard Seagrist and Eldon Seagrist; and her sister, Lois Robertshaw.
Services were Friday, July 19. Interment will be in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery.
Donations may be made to JourneyCare Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
Arrangements were handled by Madison Funeral Homes. For information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.madisonfuneralhomeelgin.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 20, 2013