(May 5, 1922 - May 25, 2005)
BERTRAND -- Alvon "Audrey" Kehr, 83, of Bertrand, formerly of Oxford, died Wednesday (May 25, 2005), at the Bertrand Nursing Home.
He was born May 5, 1922 to Alvon Martin and Jennie Lillian (Moser) Kehr on the family farm southwest of Bertrand in Gosper County. He attended school in Phelps and Gosper counties and began farming at an early age.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 during World War II and was in combat with the 15th infantry regiment of the 3rd infantry division in Italy, France and Germany.
In 1946, he married Addie Marie Dunkin. The family made their home in Oxford. Following his discharge, he was employed by the Nebraska Department of Roads as a heavy equipment operator, retiring after forty years of employment. In March of 2005 due to his failing health, he became a resident of the Bertrand Nursing Home.
He was a charter and life member of the Martin Horn Post No. 219 American Legion in Oxford.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Alan Kehr and wife Gail of Hastings, and Jeff William Kehr of McCook; one daughter, Janet S. Johnson and husband James, of Minatare; one sister, Eleanore Henninger of Lakeport, Calif.; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdredge with the Rev. Kenton Birtell officiating. Interment will be at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.
Visitation is today from 1-9 p.m. with the family greeting from 7-8 p.m.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.