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Gerald William Lechler

Male 1938 - 2013  (74 years)


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  • Name Gerald William Lechler  [1
    Born 9 Apr 1938  Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary

    • Beach, North Dakota: Gerald William Lechler, age 74, of Beach, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Beach. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Beach with Father Dan Berg officiating. Rite of Committal with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 P.M. (CST) on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota. Following the committal service coffee and bars will be served in the activity center of the Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach has been entrusted with the arrangements.
      Gerald was born on April 9, 1938, the son of Frank and Olive (Kippley) Lechler in Beach. He began his education at Lapla Country School North of Beach. Gerald graduated from Beach High School with the class of 1957. Gerald enlisted in the United States Army on October 9, 1957 in Fargo, North Dakota and served until he received his honorable discharge on July 15, 1959 when he returned to Beach.
      Gerald met and later married Verona Wegley on August 25, 1964 at St. John's Catholic Church in Beach. To this union three children were born; Pam, Paul and Patty. Gerald loved farming and especially raising sheep. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching television. He spent a lot of time in the garage doing wood working projects, going to auctions, shopping for antiques and old cars. Gerald enjoyed spending time visiting with his coffee crew at Cenex. Most of all he loved to watch his grandchildren's sports and activities.
      Gerald was involved in many programs and received several awards throughout the years including the NDSU Farming Award, United States Army Good Conduct Medal, FFA, Knights of Columbus, Jaycee's, the American Legion, the North Dakota Stockmen's Association and the Montana Wool Growers Association.
      Gerald was preceded in death by his parents.
      Gerald is survived by his wife Verona of Beach/Bismarck, North Dakota; two daughters, Pam (Dean) Mastel and their children, Becky and Katie Mastel of Bismarck and Patty (Duane) Steffes and their children, Matthew, Kayla, Eric and Mia Steffes of Bismarck; one son, Paul (Janell Dschaak) Lechler and their children, Landon and Lateasha Lechler of Beach and Jase, Trey and Cade Dschaak of Wibaux; one sister, Joanne (Glenn) McCrory of Linton, North Dakota; one brother, Larry (Eileen) Lechler of New England, North Dakota and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Died 19 Jan 2013  , Golden Valley, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Jan 2013  North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, Morton, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2692  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2013 

    Father Frank H. Lechler,   b. 12 Mar 1903,   d. 27 Feb 1974  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Olivia Kathrein Kippley,   b. 25 Dec 1911, , Morrison, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1993, , Emmons, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F967  Group Sheet