Obituary for Richard J. Kechely

Richard J. Kechely, age 62 of Shakopee passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN.

Rick was born on February 9, 1958 in New Prague, the son of Clive and Elizabeth “Betty” (Meyer) Kechely. He married Diane Scheu on November 27, 2000 in Chaska.

He was a Christian man, who loved spending time with his family. His hobbies included motorcycling, and fishing and being outdoors.

Rick is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Tom (Liz); daughters, Angela Kechely and Brandie Anderson (Troy); brothers and sisters, Jack, Gary (Patti), Greg (Julie), Jan Hertaus, Patsy Kechely, Suzie (Michael) Berger, Katie (Jeff) Ekblad, Debra Batson, Jeff (Robin), and Jamie (Deb); grandchildren, Jayme Nelson, Nathan Glesmann, Jaden Anderson, Seth Anderson, Chandler Anderson, Karter Sletten, Kiel Sletten, Kaelyn Sletten; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cindy (Moldenhauer), grandson, Jacob Kechely; brothers-in-law, Roman Hertaus and Gunnar Olson.

Celebration of Rick’s life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee, (952) 445-2755.

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