LeRoy A. Kelchen – Dyersville

LeRoy A. Kelchen, 80, of Dyersville passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation will be held from 2 – 7 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 1:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9 – 10 a.m. Tuesday prior to funeral services.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Tyler Raymond will officiate.

LeRoy was born June 21, 1939, in Worthington, IA, the son of Peter and Florence (Leigh) Kelchen.  He married Roselyn Boge on April 15, 1963, in Dyersville, Iowa. They spent 56 years together. During that time he loved her and was very protective of her. They walked together through all of life’s challenges and celebrations.  He and Roselyn farmed east of Dyersville since 1965, and he worked for Charles Hermsen Implement for 34 years.  LeRoy loved playing eucher, spending time with family and all things IH.

Survivors include his wife, Roselyn, children: Bruce (Marcia) Kelchen of New Vienna, Bryan (Shelley) Kelchen of Dyersville, Kyle (Mary Jo) Kelchen of Epworth, Laura Kelchen of Marion, 2 daughters-in-law, Lori Kelchen of Asbury and Tina Kelchen of Bellevue; grandchildren: Jacob, Joshua, James and Kaitlin Kelchen, Mark, Travis, and Tyler Kelchen, Shelby, Cody Lucas and Anthony Kelchen, Cole and Nick Kelchen, Emma, Nicole, Shane and Tate Kelchen; great grandchildren: Sawyer, Tayah and Stella Kelchen; siblings: Elsie Althoff of Earlville and Harold (Pearl) Kelchen of Cedar Rapids; in-laws: Roseanne Kelchen and Mary Kelchen, both of Edgewood, Norma Kelchen of Manchester, Vernon (Sheila) Boge and Donald Boge, both of Dyersville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Charles and Emily (Vossmann) Boge, 2 sons, Lyle and Mitchell Kelchen, a daughter, Loretta Kelchen; siblings: Ernie (Erma and Marianne) Kelchen, Lloyd Kelchen, Eugene Kelchen, Leon (Dixie) Kelchen, Gerald Kelchen, Verna Kelchen and Grace (Clete) Burkle, and a brother-in-law, Emil Althoff.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.