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In Loving Memory: Thomas Bechthold

Tom Bechtold of Stillwater, MN.

My husband, Tom was bigger than life. His laugh was contagious and loud. He loved his life before cancer. He cherished his life after being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He never felt sorry for himself but instead, chose to live the remainder of his life doing the things he wanted to do.

Tom was a lineman for Xcel Energy for 31 years. He was a Harley biker. He loved getting on his motorcycle and just go and go and go. He loved boating, fishing, swimming, vacationing in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, biking to Sturgis, road trips, spending time with his Granddaughter, Valerie, reading, and much more.

Ask Tom anything about history and he would know. He loved reading about history. He had an uncanny ability to read people. He could spot BS from a mile away. It was amazing to watch. Most of the time, he was right.

I can say without a doubt, Tom was the love of my life. He accepted me unconditionally. To have experienced true love is the gift Tom gave me. I’m lucky. I had the best.

Tom believed you should live life to the fullest, do the things you always wanted to do and never regret. He was loved by so many people.

Survived by:

Wife: Mary, Son: Joel, Daughter: Jenny: Father: Lyle, Stepfather: Dick, Stepmom: Darlene, Sisters: Kim and Kathy, Brothers: Scott and John.