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Harold W. 'Bud' Kircher

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Aug. 16, 1932-April 12, 2005

Harold "Bud" William Kircher, of rural McCook, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at McCook Community Hospital. He was 72 years old.

Bud was born Aug. 16, 1932, at McCook, to William and Mary (Hackenkamp) Kircher. He attended rural school near their family farm.

On Jan. 27, 1953, he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 27, 1955. He returned to farm south of McCook.

On Oct. 5, 1957, he married Velma Nadine Lauer at McCook. To this union three children were born. They made their home on the family farm where he lived the remainder of his life.

He loved his family and grandchildren. He was a hard working farmer who enjoyed tilling the ground and caring for his cattle. He will be missed by all very, very much.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Mary Kircher; one daughter in infancy, Michele Marie Kircher; and one sister, Margaret Teresa Bennett.

Survivors include his wife, Velma of McCook; one son, Steven Ray Kircher and wife, Sharon of McCook; one daughter, Lisa and husband, Todd Koetter of McCook; three granddaughters, Nicole and Kayla Koetter and Jennifer Kircher and two grandsons, Chance Koetter and Logan Kircher; two sisters, Evelyn Marie Rowden of Albuquerque, N.M., and Arlan Frances and husband, Gerald Huntwork of Curtis; one brother-in-law, Myron Bennett of Oxford; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Visitation will be today until 5 p.m., and Thursday 9 a.m., until 8 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral home.

Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 15, 2005, 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Randy Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.