Conrad and Thelma Bechtold

Married for 75 years Conrad Bechtold Conrad was born on the family farm near White River, South Dakota, to Frank and Magdaline (Schmall) Bechtold on June 15, 1922. He was the last surviving sibling of ten. He passed on September 26, 2018. Thelma Florence (Hitchings) Bechtold Thelma was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Orville and Ethelle (Clary) Hitchings on August 7, 1925. She was the last surviving sibling of four. The family moved to a homestead near White River, South Dakota when she was ten. She passed on October 7, 2018. Conrad and Thelma married on August 2, 1943. They moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1946, where Conrad worked in the construction industry and Thelma was a homemaker. They retired in 1986. During retirement they enjoyed time with their large family, dancing, traveling, gardening, fishing, and were active members of the South Omaha Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survived by sons, Ronald (Denise) of Omaha; Donald (Arletta) of Fremont; Dennis (Lori) of Papillion; and daughter, Kathy (Frank) Richards of Anacortes, Washington; 13 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. SERVICE: November 9th, 11am, at Crosby Swanson Funeral Home. INURNMENT at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park.


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, November 9, 2018

Conrad and Thelma Bechtold

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Janis Thomas

October 19, 2018

The officers and members of South Omaha Eagles #154 extend their deepest sympathy to the close family and friends of Conrad and Thelma. They were long-time members and have been missed at the club, as well as at our activities. Members with their kind of devotion are rare and we cherish their friendship. God's blessings and peace to you all.

Janis Thomas