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John Bechtel-Forest Home

The Bechtel family are buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The markers for Mr. John Bechtel and Mrs. Hilda Bechtel are rather worn, but this marker for John A. Bechtel, is quite clear, at least for the images.  I found it quite striking that there is a portrait, but also the beautifully winged cherub.  It looks to me like the wreath underneath the portrait is laurel, which can represent eternity and immortality (among other things).