NORTHFIELD, Minn. – A.W. “Bill” Bethke, age 87 of Northfield, passed away with his wife and family by his side on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield.

Interment with Military Honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Northfield.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at the funeral home and on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gladys; three sons: Kenneth of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Thomas of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Douglas of Fridley, Minn.; two brothers: Averal of Maryland, Duane “Duke” of Michigan; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and one great-granddaughter due in May.

Memorials are preferred to Veterans Memorial Park.

Arrangements are with Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.