Nicholas "Nick" J. Kirchner, 81
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September 22, 1930 ~ August 3, 2012
Nicholas "Nick" John Kirchner, age 81, St. Cloud, MN, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment, with full military honors, will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
Nick was born September 22, 1930 in St. Cloud, MN to Ben and Margaret (Bestgen) Kirchner. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School. Nick served in the United States Army from 1952 - 1954 during the Korean War. On October 9, 1956 Nick was united in marriage to Eileen Elizabeth Lehner, at St. Francis of Assisi Church in St. Francis, MN. He was employed by Frigidaire for 44 1/2 years. Nick was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud VFW Post #428 and the VFW Rifle Squad, Waite Park American Legion Post #428 and Catholic United Financial. He enjoyed woodworking and playing cards with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Kirchner of St. Cloud, MN; sons and daughter, Tom (Mary) Kirchner of Otsego, MN; Dale (Joan) Kirchner of Webb Lake, WI; Lisa (Dan) Forman of Grand Junction, CO; brother, Bill Kirchner of St. Cloud, MN; sister-in-law, Martha Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, MN; four step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mark, brothers, Otmar, Edwin, Adolph, Leander and Richard, and sister, Lillian Erdmann.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Aug. 12, 2012