45th wedding


Werner and Marjorie (Margie) Bechtel celebrated their 45th anniversary on Dec. 2. They were married Dec. 2, 1972. by the Rev. Joseph Brownlee in Martins Ferry.

Werner is the son of the late Georg and Alma Bechtel of Lampertheim, Germany. Werner worked as an electrician for Local IBEW 141 more than 45 years.

Margie is the daughter of the late Lee J. and Doris (Minder) Sabic. Margie worked at the former Peoples Bank of Martins Ferry. Margie raised Werner’s two sons from ages 6 and 9 years old as her own children. Werner and Margie have a daughter Tania of Louisiana, who has one child.

The couple has been taking trips to celebrate their 45 years of marriage.