LeRoy Joseph Kerkman, 74 of Elgin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 as the result of an accident on his farm southeast of Elgin.
He is survived by his wife Linda of Elgin, children: Julie (Ron) Saathoff of York, Jeremie (Jaime) Kerkman of Lincoln, Jared (Laura) Kerkman of Palmyra and Jesse (Lindsay) Kerkman of Lincoln, eight grandchildren: Zach, Tyler, Justin, Elle, Trevor and Charlotte Kerkman, Alex and Josh Saathoff, sister LaVonne (Chip) Miller of Sheldon, IA, two brothers: Leland (Rita) Kerkman of Fremont and Leon (Annette) Kerkman of Cypress, TX, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Emma Kerkman.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at St. Boniface Church in Elgin with Rev. Kevin Vogel officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 229 and VFW Post 5816 of Elgin.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Levander Funeral Home of Elgin was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.