Homer O. Kerch

Homer O. Kerch, 503 W. Chestnut St., a conductor for the Illinois Central Railroad for 46 years, died Thursday afternoon at a Freeport hospital. He was born in Loran Aug. 29, 1894, and married Anna Schauer in Freeport, May 6, 1920. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of St. John United Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Jerome (Anna) Kennedy of Rumson, N.J. ; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Russell and Mrs. Helen Walters, both of South Bend, Ind. and Mrs. Fred Dittmar of Mount Carroll, and three grandchildren. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. kSaturday at the Walker Mortuary with the Rev. C. H. Uthlaut, pastor of St. John United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Freeport Journal Standard on July 17, 1959, page 6 Column 9. Submitted by: Vinita Lynch Shaw on 18 Mar 2002

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