Fundraiser for Alta's Tim Bechtel a success

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A benefit and auction held Oct. 18 to help the family of Tim Bechtel of Alta was a grand success.

Bechtel suffered a massive heart attack Aug. 30. Open heart surgery was performed on the father of three Sept. 1 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

He is home now and slowly recuperating.

"I want to thank everyone for all the work they've done," Bechtel said. He adds a special thanks to everyone who donated baked goods, those who donated items for the auction and to the Moose Lodge members for opening up their doors for the event to take place.

Thrivent Financial sponsored the event and presented a check to Bechtel this week.

To view the website listing all 95 donors, go to,

Presenting the check to Tim Bechtel, second from the right, is Don Altena, representing Thrivent. Also pictured are Jodi Thevenot, Tim's sister, and Jim Weiland.

Bechtel is the father of three children - Josh, Chaz and Shelby.

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