Nancy Alma Bechtold (nee, Nielsen)

November 25, 1956 - February 9, 2019

Nancy Alma (nee, Nielsen) Bechtold, age 62, passed away on February 9, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida with her husband and two sons by her side. At the time of her death she was living in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born on November 25, 1956 to Helmer O. and Janice A. (nee, Kingstrom) Nielsen at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the youngest of four children. She grew up in Richfield, Minnesota and was confirmed at Richfield Free Church. She graduated in June of 1975 from Richfield High School. After High School she attended St Cloud College. On May 17, 1980 she married Mike W. Fossen at Richfield Free Church. She had two sons, Phil D. and James M. Fossen. She later married Tom J. Bechtold on June 29, 2012. She enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family and entertaining. She is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Phil (Erin) Fossen and James (Kirsten) Fossen; grandkids, Quinn, Kaia, Jeremiah, Nathanael, and Joseph Fossen and ex-husband, Mike (Kathy) Fossen; sister, Debbie (Jeff) Palm; brother, Paul (Julie) Nielsen; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Jon) Olson; aunt, Marie Kingstrom; uncle, Paul Kingstrom, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, infant sister, brother, Dan Nielsen, grandparents, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.


  1. Thomas & Connie Cederberg says:

    Our love and prayers for the family will continue. Nancy had such a sweet personality. Her laugh and smiles will be missed. May God show you his love and grace.

  2. Todd Olson says:

    Great memories. Gun Lake comes to mind. Many others. She was a winner. RIP Nancy.

    Our deepest condolences to the family and everyone else who loved her.

    Todd & Kathy Olson

  3. Charlene Morvay says:

    On behalf of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group 1901, I’m leaving our condolences for the death of your beloved wife, Nancy. Words cannot express the sorrow completely. May you find solace knowing she is now in Heaven with our Lord.

  4. Molly McGinnis says:

    Heaven has opened it’s arms to receive Nancy’s amazing soul. She was one in a million. As many of us will miss her smile, laughter and frienship. I know I will. With a heartfelt sympathy to the families, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Molly McGinnis says:

    Heaven has opened it’s arms to receive Nancy’s amazing soul. She was one in a million. As many of us will miss her smile, laughter and frienship. I know I will. With a heartfelt sympathy to the families, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Molly McGinnis

  6. Karyn Wagner says:

    Your friends at Wagner Indian Motorcycle of Central MA are so sad to hear of Nancy’s passing. We enjoyed working side-by-side with her when Tom and Nancy visited us for Demo Truck events, although we found it hard to keep up with her endless energy and high spirit! She was a wonderful, classy lady and we send our heartfelt condolences to Tom and her family.

  7. Ed Maulbeck says:

    Our condolences to you and family. Very upsetting news, we’ll forever miss her beutiful smile and quick wit. We are all better for having known her. We love you both very much. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Your good friends from Virginia!
    Ed and Maria

  8. Mike Eichhorn (and staff) says:

    On behalf of everyone at Chesapeake Cycles we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family! Nancy was an amazing woman who’s perpetual smile and endless wit was appreciated and respected by all who knew her and had the privilege to work with her. I know Nancy will be sadly missed by many including all of us here in Maryland. May she rest in peace and may you find some peace knowing how many hearts she touched along her journey.


    Our condolences to you and your family from Mountaineer Indian Motorcycle in Morgantown WV. We opened this store in September, Tom and Nancy came to do the demo truck and quickly became a part of our family here. She is first class to us here at the store and to everyone she met. You are missed Nancy and prayers are going out to Tom and her family!!

  10. Wendy Faiella says:

    On behalf of Rollin’ Fast Cycle Sports in New Jersey, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Tom and the entire family. Our prayers go out to you, Tom. We hope to see you soon. -Greg, John and Wendy

  11. Todd Shawgo says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Todd and Kim Shawgo, IMRG 1901.

  12. Steve and Theresa Nygren says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Tom and Nancy’s family. Nancy had a smile that could light up a room, a laugh that best defined her fun loving spirit and a true passion for a just cause. She was a wonderful co-worker, friend and she will be missed by all.

    Steve and Theresa Nygren

  13. Bob Von Vett says:

    We were always Happy to see Nancy working an event. Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time. Sent on behalf of the Indian Motorcycle Technical Service Department

  14. Mike Merz says:

    Tom, Phil, James, and family,

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Nancy’s passing. While working at Barrett, she was always someone I’d seek out to have a chat with. She was always smiling, positive, and up for a good laugh. May her spirit and your many fond memories of her help you through this difficult time.

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    Mike Merz

  15. Sue and Ron Trace says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Tom & families. We always looked forward to seeing Nancy at the Indian Demo events. She always had a sparkle in her eyes and such a warm and witty way about her. We were so blessed to have her in our lives. She will forever be in our hearts. Our prayers are with you.

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