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KACHER, Melvin Francis 1923-2001

JIRAK, KACHER, MIHM, GJEVRE, SHORES

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Decorah Journal, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001

Melvin Kacher

Melvln Kacher, 77, of Fort Atkinson, died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001 at his home near Fort Atkinson.

A Mass of Christian Burial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, with Rev. Robert Ament and Rev. Martin Salz officiating.

Mass servers were Brian Rausch and Matt Hackman. Lector was George Selke, and music was provided by the St. John's Choir and organist Jeannette Dietzenbach.

Giftbearers were Brendon and Hailey Kacher.

Casket bearers were Angie Metz, Scott Bullerman, Chris Jerabek, Lisa Jerabek, Kiley Kacher and Brandon Kacher.

Interment was in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, with Chekal Funeral Home of Fort Atkinson handling arrangements.

Melvin Francis Kacher was born Nov. 24, 1923, the son of Frank and Mayme (Jirak) Kachen.

He attended country school near Fort Atkinson, St. John's Catholic School and graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1940. After high school, he helped his parents farm.

On August 20, 1947, he married Alice Mihm at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Lucas.

They lived near St. Lucas for six years, and then moved to the Kacher farm west of Fort Atkinson.

Melvin Kacher sold silos, silo equipment and DeKalb seed corn.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, the Foresters, South Winn Country Club and president of Senior Housing in Fort Atkinson.

Surviving Melvin Kacher are his wife, Alice Kacher of Fort Atkinson; two daughters, Chri and George Selke of Rochester, Minn.; Kris and Nels Gjevre of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Tom and, Cindy Kacher of Decorah; and Robert and Colleen Kacher of West Des Moines; nine grandchildren: Scott Bullerman, Christopher and Lisa Jerabek, Angie Metz, Carrie Gjevre, Kiley and Brandon Kacher, and Hailey and Brendon, Kacher; and one sister, Irene and Louis Shores of Protivin.

Melvin Francis Kacher was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Jerabek; his parents, Frank and Mayme Kacher; and one infant brother, Joseph Kacher

Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.

Source: Times Plain Dealer; Feb. 14, 2001 Page A-3
from Elma library collection assembled by Marian (Marr) McGee
Transcribed by Joy Moore

Services held for Melvin Kacher
Funeral services for Melvin ĎMelí Kacher of Fort Atkinson were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 13 at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. Rev. Robert Ament and Rev. Marvin Salz officiated. Interment was in St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery in Fort Atkinson. Pallbearers were: Angie Metz, Chris Jerabek, Kiley Kacher, Scott Bullerman, Lisa Jerabek, and Brandon Kacher. Chekal Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Melvin, 77, died suddenly on Saturday, February 10, 2001 at his home near Fort Atkinson.
Melvin Francis Kacher was born November 24, 1923 the son of Frank and Mayme (Jirak) Kacher. he attended country school near Fort Atkinson, St. Johnís Catholic School and graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1940. After high school he helped his parents on the farm.
On August 20, 1947 he married Alice Mihm at St. Lukeís Cathlic Church, in. St. Lucas. They lived near St. Lucas for six years, and then moved to the Kacher farm west of Fort Atkinson.
Melvin sold silos, silo equipment and DeKalb seed corn.
He was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church, the Foresters, South Winn Country Club and president of Senior Housing in Fort Atkinson.
Survivors include his wife Alice of Fort Atkinson; two daughters: Cheri Selke of Rochester, MN and Kris Gjevre of Atlanta, GA; two sons: Tom of Decorah and Robert of West Des Moines; nine grand-children; and one sister: Irene Shores of Protivin.
Melvin was preceded in death by one grandson; his parents, and one infant brother: Joseph.

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