Terry Lee Bechstein

March 11, 1951April 4, 2021

Terry Lee Bechstein, age 70, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Terry was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Mildred Bechstein. He will be remembered by Jo Bill; Carol Bechstein; son, Chad (Heidi) Bechstein; grandchildren Cole and Paige Bechstein; siblings Robert (Joyce) Bechstein and Joyce (Russ) Beyer; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation with relatives and friends will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 2067 84th Street SW, Byron Center, MI 49315. When in attendance, we kindly ask that all guests wear a face covering and practice social distancing for their safety and the well-being of the family. Although everyone is welcome to visit, current Health Department ordinances limit 25 people at a time to attend the funeral home. Please be mindful of other guests wishing to pay their respects. In honor of Terry and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Steven Balk

April 11, 2021

A friend from grade school, I will always remember Terry and his mother who was so involved with our classes as we progressed through school.

Bob and Barb Bishoff

April 7, 2021

We are saddened to hear of the passing of an old long time friend

Maureen Pawloski (Kathan)

April 7, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Jo and all of Terry’s family. Terry was a classmate of mine and good friend. He shared with me the love he had for Jo and his family. He was always a person with good morals and faith. The world is a better place because he was in it.

Jim and Lila McIndoe

April 6, 2021

We first met Terry and Jo while on vacation in Florida and we hit it off right away. We decided to do a dolphin tour, a tour which Terry and Jo had taken earlier in the day. Unbeknownst to us Terry had told the tour operator that a "Jim from Canada" was going to be on board. So here we are in the middle of the tour when the captain calls out to see who Jim from Canada was. We laughed! We continued to meet up with Terry and Jo in Frankenmuth in late August for most years. We were hoping to do so again this year. We will miss your kindness, your stories and your friendship. Jo...we still plan to come and see you. You are forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Terry.