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2100 Perkiomen Avenue
Phone: 610-376-7121
Frederick Kercher

Frederick R. Kercher

Sunday, April 6th, 1930 - Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Frederick R. Kercher, 88, of Exeter Township, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the wife of Anna C. (Fahr) Kercher, who passed away on February 16, 2016. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence G. and Elsie (Pfeffer) Kercher. Frederick was a member of IUOE Local 542, played slow pitch softball for Exeter Bulls and was an avid sportsman. He was a proud member of the US Army, worked as the operating engineer for Marvin Miller and then worked at Mayer Pollock for many years until his retirement. Frederick is survived by his son John Kercher husband of Audrey, daughter Cheryl Heltzinger wife of Kevin, Sr., both of Exeter Township; six grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Dorothy M. Killian, Miriam A. Eller, widow of Glenn and Joan M. Hafer wife of Russell, all of Exeter Township. He is predeceased by brother Clarence G., Jr. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with services beginning at 2:00 pm in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Avenue Reading. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    2100 Perkiomen Avenue
    Reading, PA 19606
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  • Service

    February 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    February 28th, 2019 2:00pm
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    2100 Perkiomen Avenue
    Reading, PA 19606
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    Rev. Galen Russell
  • Interment

    Forest Hills Memorial Park
    Address Not Available
    Exeter Township, PA
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Annie and Chris Freitag

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Chelsey Hoffman

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I am deeply saddened to hear of Fred's passing and I offer my sincere condolences. I know you will sorely miss the joy and laughter he brought to the family. In these difficult times, you can find great comfort in the hope for the future present in the bible at Revelation 21:4. This scripture references future conditions on Earth, in which there will be no more suffering or death. There is also a hope found in John 5:28, 29.  The resurrection that this Bible verse talks about will give us the opportunity to see our lost loved ones again. I know it will be a joyous time when you can reunite with Fred!

Doreen and Norman Willig and Carolyn Shimp

Posted at 06:22am
Fred was a very dear friend to us! We shared so many good times and laughs. He always wanted to be my sugar daddy but I told him #1 He couldn’t afford me! and #2 He didn’t want to part with his money! LOL I told him to give me the mean old man face and this is what I got! We’re going to miss our beautiful friend! Love and prayers to all his family. We love you guys! ❌⭕️😘

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Posted at 06:14am

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