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Marcella Jane (Kerschner) Wecht

July 21, 1932 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 89)


Marcella Jane Kerschner Wecht, 89, of Peru, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru.

She was born on July 21, 1932 in Chili, Indiana to Ernest Kerschner and Bertha Mannies Kerschner Kline.  She graduated from Peru High School in 1950, and married Richard Leon Wecht on July 28, 1950.  He preceded her in death.

Marcella was a homemaker and was proud of her home.  To her, it was her job.  She had worked part-time at Senger Dry Goods, and later with the Dukes Hospital Auxiliary Pink Ladies.  She loved her home, family, and always, always took care of the people she loved.  She was an angel on earth.  She loved to read and enjoyed playing cards in card club.  She also enjoyed picnics, Sunday drives, and Bruce Lake.  She was a member of the First Christian Church in Peru.

She is survived by her son, Rick (Vicki) Wecht, and her daughter, Carla Ross; as well as 10 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, step-father Carl Kline, mother and father in-law Archie and Bernice Mogle, 2 brothers Everett Kerschner and Richard Kerschner, and 2 sisters Norma Jean Williams and Betty McAllister; and daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Wally Astrup, and son-in-law Fred Ross.

Visitation will be held from 11am to 1pm on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will follow at 1pm, with Rev. George McCarty officiating.  Burial will take place at Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Logansport, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Peru.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.

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November 7, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
November 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970


First Christian Church
53 West Main Street, Peru IN 46970
Tel: 1-765-473-3105
Web: https://www.fccperu.org/

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