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Anna Vechell Nov. 30, 1911 - Sept. 21, 2008

GRANITE FALLS -- Anna Sophia Vechell, 96, of Granite Falls, died Sunday at the Granite Falls Hospital.

The service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Assembly of God Church in Granite Falls. Burial will be at Hutchinson City Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls. Memorials are preferred to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

She was born Nov. 30, 1911, to Adolph and Sina (Olson) Benson in Twin Valley. Her family moved to Sacred Heart in 1918 where she grew up.

She married Emil Bechtel in 1933. Emil died in 1945.

She married Daniel Vechell in 1955. He died in 1986.

She is survived by her son: Sidney (and Shirley) Bechtel of Danbury, Wis.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister: Esther Norem of Granite Falls.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, seven brothers and three sisters.