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a. Note:   BECHTEL, Nora (Brubacher) - Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at her residence, Nithview Community, New Hamburg. Beloved wife of Leonard Albert Bechtel, with whom she would have celebrated 68 years of marriage on June 21, 2009. Nora was born 88 years ago in Waterloo Township, a daughter of the late Harvey and Edna (Eby) Brubacher. She had resided in New Hamburg and was formerly of Preston. Nora was an active member of Preston Mennonite Church and Nith Valley Mennonite Church. She was an avid quilter and pieced many quilts for family and friends. Nora enjoyed knitting, gardening and keeping up with her family's interests. Loving mother of David and Muriel Bechtel of Kitchener, Martha and John Wood of London, Norma and John Lichti of New Hamburg, Dorothy and Richard MacBride of Waterloo, Shirley and Darcy Snyder of New Hamburg. Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Greg Bechtel, Krista and Dave Alexander (Dylan and Sadie), John Wood (Meg), Lindsay and Brent Nevin (Ty), Chris and Kim Lichti (Abby and Garrett), Sarah Lichti, Jen and Josh Hiuser (Michaela, Kate and Maggie), Alisa and Ben MacBride-Smith, Jess and Neil Thier (Maya), Trevor Snyder and friend Julia Needham. Also remembered by sisters, Verna Staniek and Elaine Snider; and by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Clinton Bechtel, Eldon and Bertie Bechtel, Lloyd and Beatrice Bechtel, Mary and Ken Willsie, and Avon Brophy. Nora was predeceased by daughter, Esther Bechtel (2006); grandson, Richard Wood; great-grandson, Connor Lichti; Louise (Reier) Brubacher; sisters, Clarabel (in infancy), Ella and Maurice Woolner; brother, Ivan and Marie Brubacher; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Fred Staniek, Clifford Snider, Hilda Bechtel, Ruby Bechtel, Elsie and Edwin Eby, Delford and Pearl Bechtel, and Joe Brophy. Friends and relatives may call at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home , 291 Huron St., New Hamburg, today (Friday) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Spring Burial to be held at Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Nith Valley Mennonite Church with Pastors Matthew and Hendrike Isert-Bender officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Nithview Home Mobility Bus Fund or Nith Valley Mennonite Church. Online condolences and donation information are available at is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.