Virgil Leland Kehr

Born: Sat., Jan. 18, 1936
Died: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017


9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 29, 2017
Location: Hall Funeral Chapel

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Virgil Leland Kehr, 81, of Nemaha, Nebraska was born January 18, 1936 in Auburn, Nebraska to Alfred Leo and Marie Margaret (Yelkin) Kehr.  He attended country school and graduated from Shubert High School with the class of 1953.  After graduating, Virgil continued his education by attending college for two years.  In October of 1958, Vigil enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until being honorably discharged from Fort Hamilton, New York in October of 1960.  He returned to Nebraska living in Omaha where he was employed as a safety officer for Nationwide Transportation.  Virgil was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Papillion, V.F.W. and Legion member in South Omaha and a member of the Eagles club.  On September 19, 1987, Virgil was united in marriage to Barbara Stein in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  After living in Omaha for over 35 years, Virgil moved to Nemaha where he has farmed since 2004.  He enjoyed camping, farming, and traveling with the fifth wheel.  Virgil also became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn. 

Virgil passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Auburn, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of 81 years, seven months, and five days.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son Burl Kehr, and brothers Raymond and Richard Kehr.

Virgil is survived by his loving wife Barbara Kehr of Nemaha, NE; son David Kehr and his wife Tonia of Elkhorn, NE; step-children: Angela (Rod) Moser of Monroe, IA; Mary Ann (Matt) Sarver of Albia, IA; Michael (Heather) Flahive of Albia, IA; 10 grandchildren; mother-in-law Vivan Stein of Newton, IA; sisters-in-law: Charlotte Kehr of Ralston, NE; Mary Susan Crook of Newton, IA; brothers-in-law: Terry (Barb) Stein of South Carolina; Dick (Alice) Stein of San Francisco, CA; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at The Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, Nebraska with Pastor Ken Miller officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017, at The Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn.  Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m.

Inurnment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery in Auburn at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association of Nebraska 11711 Arbor ST. suite 110, Omaha, Nebraska 68144.

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Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Chapel- 707  15th  ST. Auburn, Nebraska 68305 (402) 274-3131


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Tracy Kling
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
To the family of Virgil, I am so very sorry to hear of Virgils passing. He was such a sweet & caring man. Always had a nice smile & so nice. He will be greatly missed. I new him from Darlings Cafe & now from Good Sam. God Bless your families. Tracy

Steve & Heather Noa
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Barb you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Virgil was a very special person and helped us so much on the farm, we always enjoyed our visits, we will truly miss him

Adam and Lacee Noa
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
We are very sad to hear about the passing of Virgil, we will miss him! He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. May God Bless you and keep you during this difficult time... Love and prayers...

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