Frances I. Bechtolt

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Frances I.

  • Visitation
    • House of Prayer Lutheran Church (3900 W. Ryan Road, Franklin) on Friday, November 11th from 11-12pm
  • Funeral Service
    • House of Prayer Lutheran Church (3900 W. Ryan Road, Franklin) on Friday, November 11th starting at 12pm


Of Lake Tomahawk. Passed away on Monday, November 7th, 2022, at the age of 88.  She is preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Cotherman, her husband Naaman Bechtolt, sister Marian, brother John, son-in-law Brian Reed.  Dear mother of Kimberly Reed of Franklin, WI. Loving grandmother of Jessica (Mark) Boccia of Mokena, IL. Beloved great-grandmother of Reed and Faith. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A visitation will be held at House of Prayer Lutheran Church (3900 W. Ryan Road, Franklin) on Friday, November 11th from 11-12pm with a funeral service to follow at 12pm.  Interment at Wilderness Rest Cemetery, Lake Tomahawk on Wednesday, November 16th at 11am.

Fran and Naaman retired in 1989 to Lake Tomahawk. Active member of the auxiliary and the lioness organization. Also, an active member of the United Methodist Church of the Pines. Over the years she enjoyed making her families favorite dishes, desserts, and appetizers. At her Lake Tomahawk home, she enjoyed the beauty of the lake watching the boats and fisherman. She loved watching the hummingbirds and loons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the United Church of the Pines (Minocqua, Wisconsin) are appreciated.


  1. Michael R. Sellenheim Rev. November 8, 2022 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Greetings Kimberly and all the family.

    My heartfelt condolences to you as you grieve,, but also rejoice in the memories of Frances’s life journey. I know you know Kim, she is now home with Jesus and at peace with God.

    My prayers are with you and Kim I hope we can connect soon. I have add laryngitis and it is a slow recovery.

    God’s Blessings Always, Pastor Mike / Chaplain with Brighton Hospice

  2. Gaskell Susan November 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    My condolences to you, Kim, and your family as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. S

  3. Dianne Herbst November 8, 2022 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Many Hugs ,prayers and Blessings. to all.I’m glad your Mom is at PEACE..A MOM is someone you never forget..I always enjoyed my time with her..🙏💕

  4. Serwa Jean November 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Prayers and God’s blessings to you and your family! Mothers are so very special and the heart of the home.

  5. Diane Schlosser November 10, 2022 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I am blessed to have known her. She was full of joy during our outings. I can easily imagine her expressing that same joy now in heaven.

    The strongest emotion I felt after my mother passed from dementia was the sudden feeling that I was a daughter again. I had felt like her mother for so long, that feeling like a daughter, albeit a sad one who had just lost her mother felt so right.

    You will have some emotions to process. For me I am just starting to remember what my mom was like during healthier days. But those memories are coming for me and they will for you too.

    Take care of yourself, Kim. It is what your mother would want.

  6. Jim and Linda Bradle November 10, 2022 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Sweet sweet woman … I remember how she loved going to lunch or dinner here in Lake Tomahawk. For many years, enjoyed the Lioness with her and your dad in the Lions. Good people! Loved visiting them at their home. She was SPECIAL! I bet you have so many wonderful memories! ❤️

  7. Cindy Hunter November 10, 2022 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I have many years of wonderful memories of your mom, dad, grandmother and uncle John, they are all together again for the big party. Thinking of you.

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