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Richard D. Kerschner, Jr

15 November, 194215 September, 2020

Richard “Dick” Duane Kerschner Jr. departed from this earth too soon at just 77 years of age. He died peacefully in his home in Killeen Texas around four am on the 15th of September 2020. Richard served for over 21 years in the United States Army with two tours in Vietnam. He started his military career as a combat photographer and later worked in satellite communications. After his time in the Army, he decided to enroll in college at Sam Houston State University, where he later graduated with a major in Photography. He adored being a photographer and could often be found photographing weddings and other major family events. Not satisfied with serving others only through the military, Richard joined the ranks of the United States Postal Service in Temple, Texas. Richard was an avid gun collector, hunter, and member of the NRA. He was a man who continually found a way to help his community even through his hobbies. Richard took the time to teach people of all ages about guns and hunting safety - most notably during his 25 years teaching hunters education for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Richard was born November 15, 1942 in Oil City, Pennsylvania to father, Richard D. Kerschner Sr, and mother, Cecilia Kerschner. He leaves behind a large and loving family, first and foremost - the love of his life, high school sweetheart, and beautiful wife – Kathleen Kerschner. Richard is remembered fondly by four wonderful children and their spouses: son – Richard Kerschner III; daughter – Wendy Bons; son – Scott Kerschner and his wife, Mary Kerschner; and son – Brandon Kerschner and his wife, Lisa Kerschner. He is memorialized as “Papa” by his five amazing grandchildren and their spouses: Kiree Bons; Shiree Dennis and her husband, Jeffrey Gettys II; Heather Kerschner and her husband, Scott McLean; Garett Kerschner; and Haydyn Kerschner. Richard is also celebrated by 3 incredible great grandchildren: Arawn, Seraphine, and Caedyn Dennis. He is further survived by his brother, George Kerschner, and George’s family in Palestine, Texas. Richard also had the love of many great caregivers towards the end of his life, including Kim Bottoms from Bell Home Care and all the wonderful staff from the Hospice Group at Baylor Scott and White.

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Doris Nagy

28 September 2020


I was so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I was quite surprised. i am so sorry . I realized then that I didn’t have your phone number or a full address.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and I send you my love in this very difficult time.

Have thought about you after we got together after over 50 years not seeing one another and so glad that Dick was with you.
Love and prayers,
Doris

Carol Cleghorn

17 September 2020

Kathy
I’m so sorry about Dick. I missed seeing you guys at the yearly credit union meetings.
I still use his chili recipe he gave me all those years ago.
I’ve also never forgotten they wonderful meal he cooked us that year end.
RIP Dick. We’ll see you on the other side.

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