Sylvia C. Kerchal 98, of Ord died Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the Valley View Living Center in Ord.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ord First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jeff Wulf officiating. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service on Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Ord United Methodist Church Building Fund or ZCBJ Lodge #14. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Sylvia Clara was born August 7, 1912, on the family farm in the Springdale Township, east of Ord, Nebraska to Henry and Emma (Zikmund) Vodehnal. She was raised on the family farm and attended grade rural country school in the Springdale Township. As a youngster Silvia was involved in many of the plays that took place at the Bohemian Hall. She graduated from Ord High School in 1930.
Sylvia taught rural school for two years. She met Victor Kerchal at a dance while he was playing in the band. On September 19, 1933, Sylvia and Victor were united in marriage at Ord, Nebraska. The couple made their first home on his family farm in the Nobel Township. In 1948, the couple settled one mile east of Ord. They farmed while Victor was involved in custom commercial farm work and Sylvia prepared meal for the workers.
Mr. Kerchal passed away on February 29, 1980. Sylvia moved into Ord in 1982, and worked in the kitchen at the Ord Elks Lodge.
Sylvia was a member of the Ord First United Methodist Church, ZCBJ Lodge #14, and the Ord Does #208. She enjoyed gardening, cards and word games.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Leanne and Don Tefft of Kansas City, MO; a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Kay Kerchal of Ord; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Victor; an infant sister, four brothers, William, Ernest, Roland and Hubert Vodehnal; two granddaughters, Pennie and Jennie Kerchal and an infant great-grandson, Nicholas Hansen.