Greta Bechtel

January 13, 1939 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 81)


Indianapolis, Indiana

Greta Harr Jackson Bechtel, born January 13, 1939 in Clay County, died June 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family. She graduated from Cory High School in Clay County, Indiana, and Indiana State University, later receiving her Master’s Degree in social work from Indiana University. Greta was a social worker for Indianapolis Public Schools. She loved working with fabrics, was an accomplished seamstress, and made quilts, crocheted rugs, curtains, toys and pillows for everyone in the family. Greta and Marvin enjoyed ballroom dancing, and she designed many ballroom dance costumes for both of them. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, playing the piano, and reading, but most of all just talking. Greta was loved and will be greatly missed. 

Greta was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon Jackson and Nellie Margareta Harr; husband, Marvin Bechtel; and her brother, John G.H. Jackson. She is survived by daughters, Shawn Lewis and Tosca (Alejandro) Carranza; sisters, Shane Jackson Anderson and Lorna Jackson; grandchildren, Clarissa (Marcus) Carson, Marlena Webb, Jacob Traicoff, and Maxwell Lewis. As well as great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of Greta’s life will be held at a later date. Moore Funeral Home in Brazil was entrusted with her cremation arrangements.

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