In loving memory of

Valerie Ann Bectel
September 16, 1936 - July 29, 2022

Bectel, Mrs.
Valerie Ann
Muskegon, Michigan

Valerie Ann Bectel, age 85, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022. She was born in Muskegon, MI on September 16, 1936 to David & Ethel (Stark) Johnson and married Jerry Bectel on December 18, 1954. Valerie was a 1954 graduate of Muskegon High School and a lifelong member of Samuel Lutheran Church. In her earlier years she had worked as Legal Secretary for Attorney John Olsen. Valerie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family. She was a marvelous seamstress, cook, maker of afghans, and the ultimate supporter of all of her children's and grandchildren's activities. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Husband, Jerry; daughter Vickie Bectel-Clock, 3 sons, Garry (Barb) Bectel, Larry (Teri) Bectel, Mike (Barbie) Bectel; 12 grandchildren, Brandon Bectel, Liz (Seth) Kitchka, Kristina Bectel-Videtich, Laura (Jared) Schulte, Jeremy (Stephanie) Bectel, Cory (Tammy) Bectel, Brandy Bectel, Rachel (Greg) Lenger, Kaley (Mark Currlin) Bectel, Christy Bectel, Leah Bectel, Kellie (Eddie Lewis) Clock; 15 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Evelyn, Garrett, Charlotte, Dylan, Kara, Cayden, Abbie, Kinley, Wyatt, Keira, Amelia, Liam, Jamison, Isaiah; many nieces and nephews. Valerie was preceded in death by her siblings Phyllis Grams, Ronald Johnson, R. David Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Harvey Johnson and a great granddaughter Emily.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 11:00 AM at Clock Chapel - Muskegon with Rev. Christopher Anderson and Rev. Robert Grams officiating.
Monday, August 1, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon. MEMORIAL: Harbor Hospice or Parkinson Research Foundation. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon


Melanie Lynn Prins wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"Jerry, Vic and Family ~ I always admired Val for her sweet spirit and gracious ways. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Melanie Lynn-Prins"

Ruth Ann Mays wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"Dear Vicki and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May your great memories help ease this difficult time. With sincerest sympathy, Ruth Ann Mays"

Brad King wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"Jerry Vicki Gary, please know our prayer and condolences are with all of you. I will not be able to come to visitation and funeral due to my accident. Cannot walk yet. Take care and will think of you. Brad"

Leeya wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"You will be missed Val. It was a wonderful few months caring for you ? "

Barbara Firestone Ritsema wrote on Jul 31, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. Valerie was special to all who knew her and her husband and friend Jerry. The Class of 1954 is losing many members and we will miss them in thought of memories from long ago. Rest In Peace Valerie. Barbara Firestone Class of 1954"

Sandra Tawney Colella wrote on Jul 30, 2022:

"We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very dear lady and she fought a good battle. I miss our talks?. Love John and Sandy Colella"