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Roy Kirchner, 79, of Waubay

Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013

WAUBAY- Roy Kirchner, 79, of Waubay, died on Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home on Blue Dog Lake, Waubay.

 Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster. The Rev. Janet Miller will officiate. Military interment will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Fiksdalfuneral.com.

 Roy Alvin Kirchner was born on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1933, to Arthur and Julia (Fournier) Kirchner in St. Paul, Minn. He graduated from Rosemount High School in 1951.  In March of 1954 he entered the army.  He married Connie Honsey on May 18, 1955. He was employed at American Hoist and Derrick in St. Paul for many years.

He married Isabel (Davison) Atkins in St. Paul Park, Minn. 

He enjoyed violin making and repairing, hunting, fishing and cooking.

He is survived by his wife, Isabel, of Waubay; one son, Norman Kirchner of Shakopee, Minn.; two daughters, Cheryll (Dan) Barnes of Hampton, Minn. and Lisa (Robert) Sherry of Burnsville, Minn.; step-daughters, Janice (Gerald) Dargatz of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Kay Thompson of Clinton, Iowa and Lucy (Edward) Ihrke of Westbrook, Minn.; two sisters, Inez Kohls and Doris (Burt) Nieman both of Cottage Grove, Minn.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several step-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry; one grandson; and a brother, Lloyd.

For the complete article see the 05-09-2013 issue.

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