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Obituary for Allen David Mechtel

Allen David Mechtel was born on September 5, 1947 in Caledonia to Norma and Leroy Mechtel. He passed away peacefully from Covid on July 15, 2022 after a battle with dementia. I want to thank the awesome staff at Eagle Crest South MC4 for taking such great care of Al. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and his son, Aaron. He is survived by his children, Corey, Bradley, Jonathan, Misty, Katie, Alan, his sister, Judy (Don), and his brother from another mother, Joe Betsinger. Al was a stubborn man with a big heart. He didn't look for a fight but never walked away from one, and was always the protector. He was very proud of beating his addictions and had been sober for over 25 years. You were the love of my life and I was "your honey" until you took your last breath. It was my privelege to be your last Mrs. Mechtel! You're finally free, Al. Enjoy the ride! Per Al's wishes, he will be cremated and there will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Elsie's Bar and Grill in Caledonia, Minnesota. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at