Jerry Wayne Kerchief

March 17, 1959April 29, 2021

Jerry Wayne Kerchief, age 62, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday April 29th, 2021 suddenly and unexpectedly at his home.

Jerry was born March 17, 1959 in Evansville, IN., to Willard H. and Joyce M. Kerchief.

He graduated from Central High School 1977.

He dedicated himself at Custom Insulation Fabricators working for his brother, Tommy, for almost 30 years. And the past 2 years he was working part-time as a grounds keeper at Thunderbolt Pass Golf Course. His managers, Bret Salmon and Austin VanBritson, spoke highly of his job performance. Jerry was a special person who acquired many friends; one of those friends was his best friend, Ken E. Poulson. Born on St Patrick’s Day he shared a green beer and Pizza at Rounder’s with his friends, but of course he never had to buy. On days visiting Highland Inn they would “accidentally” make extra food and ask Jerry if wouldn’t mind eating so they didn’t have to discard it, once again never had to buy. He was loved by many people.

Jerry enjoyed fishing, four wheeling, and Nascar. His favorite drivers were Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. His best times were when he went with friends to Talladega to watch the Nascar races. All of his co-workers at CIF heard about his adventures for many weeks to follow.

Jerry had a love for animals. Jerry adopted a puppy who he had no idea would turn out to become a very large fur baby, Jerry named him Duke. Jerry and Duke shared a special bond for many years and Duke was by his side when he passed away.

Jerry was preceded in death by both his mother and father.

He is survived by his brothers, Tommy Kerchief (Frances) of Evansville, Jimmy Kerchief (Rose) of Evansville and Norman Kerchief of Miami, Florida; sisters: Diane Engler (Dennis) of Evansville, Janet Kerchief of Evansville, Angela Steele of Evansville and Donna Noriega of Evansville; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 p.m, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Alexander North Chapel, officiated by Pastor Bill Schwartz. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at


  • Tommy Kerchief (Frances), Brother
  • Jimmy Kerchief (Rose), Brother
  • Norman Kerchief, Brother
  • Diane Engler (Dennis), Sister
  • Janet Kerchief, Sister
  • Angela Steele, Sister
  • Donna Noriega, Sister
  • Willard H. Kerchief, Father (deceased)
  • Joyce M. Kerchief, Mother (deceased)
  • Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins


  • Public Visitation at Alexander North Chapel

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Memorial Service at Alexander North Chapel

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


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Darren & Sheila Timmons

May 18, 2021

Jerry was a great and caring neighbor, We got got to know him over the years from living up the street. He will be missed by all our family.

Darren & Sheila

Ralph David

May 6, 2021

So many good times growing up with Jerry, friends and the Kerchief family in the Manor. We always had a motorcycle, car or stereo project going in the driveway and the trips to get a soda and snacks at Vic's gun store across the street.

My prayers and thoughts are with Jerry and the Kerchief family,
Ralph David and Family

Roxanne Sutherlin

May 6, 2021

I've known Jerry and family since he was a child as I've been best friends with his sister Diane for 55 years. I am so sorry for their loss of Jerry. He was a really nice guy. It's hard to comprehend he is gone. He will be missed but never forgotten. I truly wanted to be able to attend his Celebration of Life but sadly I could not. God's grace and healing for his family.

Stacia Ann Miller

May 4, 2021

My Dear Jerry….you will forever hold a place in my heart. Every time you saw our girls, you wanted a picture of you with them. We have soooo many that make us smile. Thank you for always keeping Alyssa and I in your plans when planting your hot peppers! It was always so fun to hear what you had in store for us each season. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. We love you Jerry!!! Stacy Miller. #Millatime