William M. Bechinske

February 18, 1929 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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William Bechinske Obituary

William M. Bechinske, 94 of Westville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2023 at home. He was born February 18, 1929 in Chesterton to Frederick and Clara (Kaiser) Bechinske. On October 31, 1953, he married Eilene Fay Rogowski who passed away February 13, 2021. William is survived by his children James Bechinske (Terri) of Westville, Diane Justice (Gary) of Westville, David Bechinske of Westville and Michael Bechinske (Laura) of LaPorte; his grandchildren Brett Bechinske  (Jennifer), Eric Bechinske (Cassie), and Bradley Bechinske; and his great grandchildren Alyssa Bechinske, Lexi Bechinske, and Carson Bechinske. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law Terri and 12 brothers and sisters. William was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Otis, the LaPorte VFW Post #1130 and the American Legion Post #21 in Westville. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran and worked as a crane operator at Crisman Sand Company in Portage retiring from there in 1992. Private family services and visitation are being held at Newhard Funeral Home in Westville. Rev. John Zemelco is officiating and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Otis. Memorial contributions can be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383. 

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Private Services

Newhard Funeral Home in Westville

Private Interment

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery (Otis)


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