Kenneth Eugene Karcher

Kenneth Eugene Karcher

Kenneth Eugene Karcher, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at his home in Dahlgren, Illinois.

He was born in Dahlgren, IL on February 25, 1937 to Frank and Evelyn (Stich) Karcher.  Kenneth was a United States Navy Veteran having served his country in the Korean War.  After serving his country Kenneth worked as a lineman for Charter Communications until his retirement and was devoted member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren and a member of American Legion Post 106 in McLeansboro.  An active outdoorsman, Kenneth enjoyed hunting and fishing with his lifelong friend Clem Aydt and he loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his great grandson Rayne.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Ruth Karcher of Dahlgren, IL; son Gregory Karcher of Mt. Vernon, IL; daughter Shari Karcher of Dahlgren, IL;  three grandchildren: Jesse and Noah Karcher and Jeremy and wife Keesha Smith; one great grandchild Rayne Smith.  Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Edward Karcher and two infant children; brothers Frank “Hank” Karcher and Donald Karcher; and sister Marilyn Davis.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren with Fr. Slawomir Ptak conducting the funeral mass.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with a Rosary Service at 10:00a.m.  He will be laid to rest at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery in Dahlgren with Graveside Military Honors performed by McLeansboro American Legion Post 106 and a U.S. Navy Honors Team.  Per CDC and state guidelines masks are required and social distancing will be observed.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery and will be accepted at the church.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com
The Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is entrusted with arrangements.

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