Richard J. Bechinski

Richard J. Bechinski, 68, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in Apache Junction, AZ.


Funeral services will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday, March 13, 2023 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.


He was born July 1st, 1954 in Michigan City, IN to the late Joseph and Phyllis (Kaczka) Bechinski. On July 5th, 1975 in Michigan City, IN he married Cynthia Jones who survives in Michigan City, IN.


Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa (Edward) Rompca of Schererville, IN and Stacie Bechinski of Rock Hill, SC; two grandchildren, Josephine Rompca and Lincoln Rompca; sister, MaryAnn Bynes of Johnson City, NY; sister-in-law, Ronda Bechinski, Decatur, IN; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Maggie.


He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jeffrey Bechinski.


Rich retired after 42 years as a millwright at ArcelorMittal. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Masonic Lodge F&AM 83, York Rite, the Scottish Rite and the New Buffalo Gun Club. Rich enjoyed riding his Harley, driving his Corvette and spending his free time in his pole barn and with his family.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 199 Water St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or to the St. Stanislaus Building Fund, 1506 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN 46360.


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