Dianne Kay (Werschke) Bechtold was born on June 4, 1947, to Ewald and Elsie Werschke in McCook.
She passed away on July 18, 2018, in Lincoln. 
She was raised in Palisade and graduated from high school there in 1965.
She attended McCook College before marrying Boyd Bechtold and following him to Jacksonville, Fla., and the Navy.
Boyd and Dianne were married on Feb. 9th, 1969, and later that year a son, Mike, was born. 
The family moved back to Syracuse, and, in 1973, welcomed daughter Julie to the family.
In Syracuse, Dianne worked as a babysitter, bartender, liquor store owner and eventually found an outlet for her artistic ability as Composition Manager for GateHouse Media, formerly Maverick Media, spending her last 40 years at the company.
GateHouse Media publishes the Syracuse Journal-Democrat, the Nebraska City News-Press, the Hamburg Reporter and the Penny Press.
Dianne was a tireless worker, always proud of her product and dedicated herself to excellence at work.
Dianne’s dedication at work was only surpassed by her dedication to family. 
Her children and grandchildren were blessed with indescribable love and support.  
“Grandma Dianne” was the biggest fan, the trusted friend and the closest ally of all those she loved.
Dianne’s positive attitude proved useful after her divorce in 1992.
She thrived on her own and went on to own her own home, car and always had enough quarters for a car wash.
She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her loved ones, especially if that time was on the porch of a cabin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by; twin sister, Linda (Larry) Nieman of Fairmont and Brother Gary (Annette) Werschke of Lincoln, son Mike (Kristal) Bechtold of Ord, daughter Julie (Kelly) Connelly of Grand Island, grandchildren Brant and Brooks Bechtold, Livia, Clay and Keaton Connelly.
Funeral services were to be held on Monday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Syracuse. Burial was to follow at Park Hill cemetery.
Visitation was to be held on Sunday, July 22, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with family greeting from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home in Syracuse.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Arrangements are by  Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.