A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from noon Saturday until the Mass.
Boston Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Kehring was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Glidden, a son of the late Leland and Leonore (Hall) Kehring Sr. He attended the local schools and graduated from Glidden High School in May 1946.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Feb. 17, 1947. He served until July 21, 1948, and was called back to serve in the Korean War from November 1950 until August 1951. During this time, he earned the Korean Service Medal and three bronze service stars. He was honorably discharged Aug. 11, 1951.
He was married to Virginia Redding Feb. 14, 1953. She preceded him in death July 12, 2009, after 56 years of marriage.
Following his discharge, he began his career as a meat cutter. For many years, he was the owner of Bergie’s Market in Stevens Point.
He was a self-taught musician, playing in a band in Korea, the Stevens Point City Band and starting a polka band called the Rhythm Masters.
He was a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
He was also a longtime member of American Legion Post 6.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Joe) Hencik, Plover, and Alice (Mike Suchowski) Kehring, Stevens Point; two sons, Allan (Kathy), Scottsdale, Ariz., and Andy (Connie), Rosholt; two sisters, Geraldine Corrigan and Leonore Tal; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Colleen Bauer.