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William Joseph “Bill” Kirchner

William Bill Kirchner

Graveside services for William Joseph “Bill” Kirchner, 77, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2016 at the St. Patrick Cemetery in St. Patrick, Missouri with Msgr. David D. Cox officiating.

Mr. Kirchner passed away at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016 at his home.

He was born September 14, 1938, at St. Patrick, Missouri, to John Nicholas Kirchner and Anna Marie Ellison Kirchner.  On November 26, 1960, he was married at St. Patrick, Missouri, to Janet Baugher.  Bill worked in his family business, farming, trucking and seed sales.  Mr. Kirchner lived in St. Patrick until his retirement in 2001 when he moved to West Plains, Missouri.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for sixty years and was active on the local and state levels; after his God and family, it was his greatest love.  Mr. Kirchner was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Janet Kirchner of the family home; one daughter, Sherry Lox and husband, Mark, West Plains, Missouri; and one sister, Kathleen Uhlmeyer, Canton, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to Missouri Knights of Columbus vocations fund, St. Mary’s building fund or American Cancer Society.