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104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
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105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
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Wanatah, IN  46390
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Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
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Betty L. Bechinski, 82 of LaCrosse, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.  She was born October 5, 1937 in LaCrosse to Walter and Margaret (Newland) Younggreen.  Betty graduated from LaCrosse High School and was a member of the LaCrosse United Methodist Church.  Many in the LaCrosse Community will remember her as not only a friend, but as a second mother or grandmother.  On October 1, 1960 in LaCrosse, Betty married Larry Bechinski who survives along with their children, Rich Bechinski, Becky (Reggie) Lockett, Brenda (Wayne) Timm, Lori (Paul) Sikora, Lisa (Daron) Bruder, and Jackie (Joe) Passauer;  grandchildren, Lauren, Wittlee, Ashley, Zack, Haley, Jessica, McKenzie, Caleb, Cade, and Grant; great grandchildren, Deklin, Kyleigh, Wyatt, Liam, Aylah, Hayden, Kamryn, and Ava; siblings, Jim (Carol) Younggreen, Pat (Fay) Younggreen, and Esther (Steve) Rans; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; great grandson, Gavin; and brothers, Jack and Shorty.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Kosanke Funeral Home 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts with a Funeral Service on Thursday at 11:00 AM at LaCrosse United Methodist Church 11 N. Indiana Ave., LaCrosse.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, LaCrosse.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the LaCrosse United Methodist Church. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns and a desire to comply with state and federal recommendations, Kosanke Funeral Home will be offering the following options and advice for the visitation of the Betty Bechinski family on Wednesday from 3 - 7 pm.

 These suggestions are offered out of immense concern for current conditions and a desire to allow memorial gatherings to continue in a safe and responsible manner.

 -          If you are not feeling well, have a compromising health issue or are uncomfortable with the circumstances at hand, please express your condolences to the family via  the media of  your choice

 -           An outdoor register/guest book will be available with memory cards

 -          Indoor access will be limited on a rolling census (example: 2 people exit 2 people enter) to allow for personal spacing

(umbrellas are encouraged with rain forecasted)

 -          Our on-line register/guest book will be available at

 -          The practice of delivering food dishes to the funeral home for public consumption is strongly discouraged

 -          You are encouraged to bring personal sanitizer and/or disinfecting wipes as Kosanke Funeral Home has limited quantities due to panic buying                                                         


                                    The Kosanke Funeral Home Staff


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