Edward Pechtl


Edward John Pechtl, 87, died August 8, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Monday, August 12, at Church of Corpus Christi, 1919 N 2nd St., Bismarck, with Fr. Terry Wipf officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sunday, August 11, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Ave., Bismarck, where a rosary/vigil service will begin at 6:00 pm. Burial is at 2:00 pm Monday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Edward was born November 16, 1931 in Lefor, ND, the son of John and Elizabeth (Link) Pechtl. He was raised east of Lefor, ND, and was educated at a country school near Lefor and also Assumption Abby High School in Richardton. Edward entered the U.S. Army on January 24, 1952, was stationed in Germany and worked as a section chief in Teletype Communications during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on January 18, 1954. Edward married Caroline Barth on January 18, 1955, in Richardton, ND. The couple lived in Seattle, WA, where Edward worked for Boeing until returning home to Lefor where they farmed and ranched for many years. They had four children, Kathy, Cindy, Wayne and Jeanne. Following retirement from farming and ranching, Edward worked for Roughrider Manure Hauling Service and Beaver Creek Ranch. In 2011 the couple moved to Bismarck. Caroline passed away October 23, 2015. Edward moved to Edgewood Memory Care in 2018. Edward was a farmer at heart, always busy fixing and repairing things. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Elizabeth’s Council 5477 of Lefor, helped manage the KC Club, Lefor, for several years; and a member of the American Legion Post #0180, Richardton. Edward was active in his community and enjoyed being involved on the school and church boards. You would often find him playing a hand of pinochle with friends. Edward is survived by his children, Kathy (Pat) Mangan, Bismarck, Cindy (Fran) Martin, Lefor, ND, Jeanne Pechtl, Rapid City, SD, and Wayne Pechtl, Bismarck; three grandchildren, Kayla (Dax) McDaniel, Jenna and Evan Betlaf; his brothers, Harvey (Pauline) Pechtl, Richardton, and Robert (Jeanette) Pechtl, Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline; his parents; his brothers, John and Arthur Pechtl; and his sister, Marie Roll. Go to to share memories of Edward and sign the online guestbook.