October 25, 1949 ~ December 18, 2014
Wesley Becthold, age 65, of Nashua, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Wesley “Wes’ Arnold Becthold was born on October 25, 1949 to Henry and Bertha (Anderson) Becthold in Austin, MN. At the age of two Wes’s family moved to rural Nashua where he attended and graduated from Nashua High School. On November 20, 1971, Wes was united in marriage to Judith Fogarty at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in rural Elma. The couple made their home in Nashua where they raised their three children, Scott, Paul and Jennifer. Wes worked for Hawkeye Steele, White Farm Equipment and Hydrotile Machinery. In the 1980’s he opened Main Street Plumbing and Heating, operating until his retirement. Wes was an avid golfer. He enjoyed socializing, playing cards and most recently fishing. His family was the joy of his life and he adored his grandchildren. He was proud to share his love for golf with each of them. Wes was a dedicated firefighter; serving on the Nashua Fire Department for 24 years. He served on the St. Michael’s Parish Board and was a member of the Town and Country Club as well as the Nashua Boat Club. Wes is survived by his loving wife, Judy Becthold of Nashua; his children, Scott (Shannon) Becthold of Altoona, IA; Paul (Heather) Becthold of Nashua and Jennifer (Brandon) Keeler of West Branch, IA; his grandchildren, Zachary, Madison, MacKenzie, Logan, Deaven, Kennedy, Ashlynn, Lauren, Henry and Parker; his three brothers, Ray (Jan) Becthold of Allison, IA, Don (Janet) Becthold of Clarence, IA and Jim (Margaret) Becthold of Marion, IA; his two sisters, Shirley (Robert) Olson of Arkansas and Carol Anderson of Minnesota; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.