Naaman C. Bechtolt, 81, Lake Tomahawk, died Tuesday, July 23, 2103, at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.
Naaman was born March 24, 1932, in Monroe, the son of Clarke and Marie (Wolter) Bechtolt.
Naaman served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War as radio operator on the group command ship-USS Mt. Olympus.
He worked for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel as a Branch Manager in Watertown, Beloit and Madison from 1959 until 1976 when he was promoted to supervisor in Madison until 1989 when he retired and moved to Hodstradt Lake in Lake Tomahawk.
He was an active member of the American Legion in Lake Tomahawk, serving as commander for two years; he enjoyed playing pool with his fellow Legion members.
Naaman enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and especially spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Frances (Cotherman) Bechtolt, Lake Tomahawk; one daughter, Kimberly Reed of Franklin; one granddaughter, Jessica (Mark) Boccia of Mokena, Ill.; and one great-grandson, Reed.
He is further survived by one sister, LaVonne Boeck, and one brother, Nathan Bechtolt, both of Monroe; and by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and son-in-law Brian Reed.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 11:30 a.m., at United Church of the Pines in Minocqua, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Church of the Pines.
Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com.
Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is handling the arrangements.