William Kerchal - August 05, 2010
William Keith Kerchal, son of Joseph I. Kerchal and Olga C. (Vlasin) Kerchal was born on the family farm 13 miles north of Wauneta on May 15, 1928. He departed this life on August 1, 2010 at Heritage of Wauneta after a lingering illness.
Keith spent his entire life on the farmstead where he was born. The exception was two years that he served his country in the U.S. army during the Korean conflict.
Keith received his early education at the “brick school” north of his home, and he graduated from Wauneta High School in 1945. Keith enjoyed working with iron and spent much time in his father’s shop learning welding and metal fabrication.
He married his wife of over 55 years, Nona J. (Boulton) Kerchal on June 4, 1955. To this union were born three sons, Kim William, Kevin Joe, and Lloyd John.
His parents, Joseph and Olga Kerchal and his five siblings, Eva Polly, Leonard, Virgil, Ramona Nordhausen and O. Joann Vicary preceded him in death.
Keith was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and attended faithfully while health permitted.
He is survived by his wife, Nona; three sons, Kim and wife, Jane, of Risca S. Wales, Kevin and wife, Laurie, of Wauneta, Lloyd and wife, Kathleen, of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Heidi, Heather, Joel and wife, Jessi, Elise, Justin and Bryan; brother-in-law, Robert Stephens; and numerous nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauneta, Neb. on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 2:00 M.T. with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Committal will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations go to the Orphan Grain Train.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta in charge of arrangements.