Psalm 116:15 - Precious in the eyes of the Lord are the deaths of those who follow after Him.
John 3:16 - For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Our dear mother, Lucille Kerchenfaut of Portage was called home to be with Jesus and receive her heavenly reward on December 17, 2023. She was blessed with 90 years on this earth but will be more blessed by an eternity of exploring heaven, reuniting with friends and loved ones and above all, worshipping Jesus forever.
She was born on September 10, 1933, in Dewey, Illinois to Leslie and Audrey (Wendell) Lee. She married Thomas T. Kerchenfaut on June 17, 1956, in Gibson City, Illinois. Her passing was preceded by her father, mother and brother, Leslie Lee, Jr. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Tom; her daughters Cindy (Donn) Stokes and Lisa Kerchenfaut and son, Mark Kerchenfaut along with nieces, nephews and a large family of friends.
Our mom was a dedicated registered nurse; during her long career, she skillfully and graciously cared for patients in physicians’ offices, nursing homes and hospitals wherever God led her to work.
Mom was a 66-year survivor of breast cancer. She loved our dad with all her heart, calling him “My Tom” right to the end. They did everything together and had great fun doing it. They modeled what family and unconditional love were supposed to look like. She loved God and served him in a variety of ways throughout her life. Mom fervently and unwaveringly loved her children; one thing we heard from her all the time was “No matter what you do in your life, I will always be your mother, and I will always love you. Nothing can ever change that”. She loved her friends and greatly valued and enjoyed the time spent with them.
We celebrate her life by remembering all the happy family times we spent eating, camping, playing games and reminiscing - all with much laughter. She always led by example with her work ethic, integrity, honesty and professionalism. She passed on her love of reading, nature, crafts, travel, music and devotion to family. We will all miss her more than we can say, but she lives on in the people she helped us all to become. We love you mom!
Visit with family and friends on Thursday, December 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; 409 S. Main St. in Vicksburg. A funeral service with follow at 12:00 p.m. at the same location.
While visiting Lucille’s webpage at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook and/or share a memory with the family.
The family is being assisted by Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; 409 S. Main Street Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269-649-1697).