Bechtels Celebrate 45th

Margie and Werner Bechtel, then and now

Werner and Marjorie “Margie” Bechtel of Bellaire celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2.

They were united in marriage Dec 2, 1972, by Rev. Joseph Brownlee in Martins Ferry.

Margie Bechtel is the daughter of the late Lee J. and Doris (Minder) Sabic. She worked at the former Peoples Bank of Martins Ferry.

Werner Bechtel is the son of the late Georg and Alma Bechtel of Lampertheim, Germany. He worked as an electrician for Local 141 of the Interntional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for more than 45 years.

The family includes Werner’s sons David of Rayland and Shawn (deceased), whom Margie raised as her own, and their daughter Tania and her husband, Jeremy, of Lousiana. They have one grandchild.

The couple has been traveling to celebrate their anniversary.