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Emil R. Hedrich

March 4, 1933 — November 22, 2015

Emil R. Hedrich

Emil R. Hedrich, 82, of Inman, KS, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at his home in rural Inman. He was a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also worked at the Bradbury Company in Moundridge, KS.

Emil was born on March 4, 1933, in New York, New York, the son of Emil and Margaret (Kratz) Hedrich. On September 19, 1956, he was united in marriage to Dolores Elaine Bolton at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, KS. She preceded him in death on May 14, 2001.

He was a member of Andover Lutheran Church (Windom, KS), the American Legion, and the Studebaker Drivers Club.

Survivors include: sons, Alan R. Hedrich of Inman, KS; Eric N. (Evonne) Hedrich of Hernando, MS, Glen E. (Kathy) Hedrich of Wichita, KS, and E. John (Robin) Hedrich of South Bend, IN; brother, Gilbert Hedrich of Spearfish, SD; four grandchildren, Kristin Hedrich, Andrew Hedrich, Jeremy Hedrich, and Jennifer Smith; and one great-granddaughter, Laura Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 27, 2015, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Elizabeth Liggett officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Andover Cemetery, Windom. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donation may be given to Wounded Warrior Project in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Emil R. Hedrich please visit our Sympathy Store.

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