OREGON – Janis I. (Scharr) Bechel, age 89, passed away May 13, 2017 following a brief illness. She was born April 16, 1928 in Nelson, Wis., the daughter of Harold and Iva (Hallock) Scharr.
She married Robert Bechel of July 9, 1949 I Nelson, Wis. They enjoyed 67 years of marriage prior to his passing in March of 2016. They moved to Oregon in 1954. Janis was a homemaker and loved to garden and make quilts.
Survivor’s include her 3 daughters; Karen Paap of Rockford, Lynette (Leroy) Smice of Oregon, Talene (David) Remour of Oregon, grandchildren; Jason (Jen) Paap, Jeremy (Dana Smoter) Paap, Rob (Wendy) Smice, Nathan Smice, Joshua (Stephanie Gray) Remour, and Sara (Frank) Rowe, and 11 great grandchildren, sisters Cleo (Darrell) Bauer of Oregon, Zeldean Paskiewicz of Milwaukee, Wis., and brother Ricky ( Marie) Scharr of Franklin, Wis., and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Robert, son-in-law John Paap, sisters Evelyn Thompson and Darlene Paskiewicz, brothers Jack Scharr and William Scharr.
Funeral service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7thStreet in Oregon, with the Father Thomas Lamb officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00am to 11:00 am on Wed. at the funeral home. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery near Oregon. In liu of flowers a memorial fund is established for the Rock River Center or Serenity Hospice and Home.