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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Sunday June 24th, 2018
3:00pm - 8:00pm

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Clyde O. Kreher

Clyde O. Kreher, 91, of New Athens, IL, died June 20, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. He was born November 7, 1926, in Paderborn, IL.

He is survived by his wife Anna M. Kreher (nee Mueth); children Michael (Marcia) Kreher, Larry (Susan) Kreher, Carol (David) Alexander, Leon (fiancée Marcia) Kreher, Darlene (Mark) Kohler, Richard (Janet) Kreher, & James (Colleen) Kreher; grandchildren Brian (Erika) Kreher, Ryan (Beth) Kreher, Sarah (Mike) Kolweier, Jeff (Kiersten Jacobsen) Kreher, Scott (Loren) Kreher, Elizabeth Kreher, Jennifer (John) Luetkenhaus, Jackie Rogers, Megan (Mike) Rogers, Heather (Matt) Licata, Ashlee (Patrick Felling) Kreher, Brad Kreher, M. Eric (Sarah) Kohler, & Brett (Allysen Bush) Kohler, Steve Kreher, Laura Kreher, Amanda Kreher, Danielle (Joe) Crawford, Jake Venegonia, Vince Venegonia, Ben (Ashley) Venegonia, Katie (Andy) Cornish, & Erin Kreher; 27 great grandchildren; brother Joseph (Evelyn) Kreher; sisters Esther Eckart, Ruth Speichinger, & Estelle Mueth; sister-in-law Ethel Mae Kreher; nieces; nephews; & cousins.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents Edward & Mathilda (nee Maurer) Kreher; sisters Cecelia (Arthur) Schaefer, Marie (John) Mueth, Ethel (Fred) Voegele, brother Bertram Kreher, granddaughters Jennifer Kreher and Alyssa Kreher.

He is a member of St. Augustine Church, Knights of Columbus #1334, & Holy Name Society.

Clyde married the love of his life Anna on September 7, 1949. He demonstrated great love of family, immensely proud of his children and grandchildren. He was a fourth generation farmer of a German immigrant; his work ethic deeply inspired his family.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Memorial Mass Intentions, St. Augustine of Canterbury Church - Hecker, or Donor's Choice

3 PM to 8 PM Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8:30 AM until 10 AM Monday Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
10:30 AM Monday, June 25, 2018 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Hecker, IL
Father Von Deeke and Father Eugene Neff officiating
Interment at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker, IL

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I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Marty Jun 29 2018 12:00 AM

What a blessing it is to be a part of this loving and caring family. Clydes life truly was (& his legacy continues to be) a wonderful example of a Christian father, family man & farmer. May all the loving joyous memories lift spirits and bring healing at this difficult time on the journey. Much love in Christ, Janet

Janet Crusen Kreher Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.

K Jun 24 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on June 22, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Since I was in grade school and rode the New Athens' school bus with most of the Kreher kids, I remember your seeing your Dad on the family farm waiting for the kids to either get on or off the school bus. He was very soft spoken and smiled often. My deepest sympathy of all of you. Eileen (Ruhmann) Curran

Eileen (Ruhmann) Curran Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM