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Donald Richard Bechtel

Passed away on May 14, 2020

Donald R. "Duck" Bechtel, 86, of Oley, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Berkshire Center, Exeter Township.

He was the husband of Donna (Senft) Bechtel.

Born in Pleasantville, he was a son of the late Harry and Maude (Yoder) Bechtel.

Donald drove truck the majority of his life, too many years to count and lastly was Co Owner along with his wife of Warpath Trucking, Oley. When he stopped driving tractor trailer he drove for Quigley Bus Service until finally retiring.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Ronald Bechtel of Oley and his daughters, Emy Jo, wife of Jason Lentz of Shoemakersville, Lori, wife of Daniel Shakespeare of Hamburg and Audra, wife of Brian Etchberger of Bernville. Also surviving are his grandchildren Shawna Moore, Alyssa Jacobs, Seth Etchberger and Katy Ann King as well as 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Gladys, wife of Charles Reinhard of Oley and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton will be private at the family's convenience.


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Donald Richard Bechtel

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Jake and Betty Youse

May 24, 2020

My husband Jake met Donald ( Duck) in the 60’s through truck driving they became good friends. For many years a group of truck drivers would meet every first Saturday of the month for breakfast at Wegmens and talk of the good times. When Donald could not drive anymore his grandson I believe brought him. He was a good man and will be greatly missed. Our sympathy goes out to the family.

Shawna Moore

May 19, 2020

You have been such a big part of my life and you will always be in my heart! All the trucking trips and Donald Duck impressions. You we’re an amazing man and Grandfather, thank you for being my Poppop Duck.


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