Kenneth G. Kelchen, 63, of Dyersville, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his residence after a brief but courageous bout with cancer. Mass of Christian burial was held March 21 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, with burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Worthington. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.
Ken was born Aug. 10, 1948, the son of Alphonse and Germaine (Recker) Kelchen. He attended St. Paul’s school, where he was a member of the last graduating class. He married Linda M. Hocking on Feb. 13, 1971, in Marion.