July 11, 1939 - January 15, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 20, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Gary J. Kirchner, 75, of St. Cloud, who died unexpectedly on January 15, 2015. The Reverend Mark Innocenti will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and from 9:30 – 10:30 AM on Tuesday at St. Michaels Catholic Church. Parish prayers will be at 5:00 PM on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Gary was born on July 11, 1939, the son of James and Alvina (Trappen) Kirchner. He was a graduate of Technical High School. He served in the US Navy from 1957-1961 and was a Reservist. He was a supervisor with the US Postal Service. Gary was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Eagles Aerie 622, the Moose Lodge 1400 and the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post 428. He was a past board member of the St. Cloud Federal Credit Union. Gary was an avid bowler, golfer, and loved to take family vacations and trips to the casino.

Gary is survived by: his wife of 48 years, Rose; children: Amy Kirchner of Sauk Rapids, Brenda (Kevin) Schmidt of St. Joseph, Charles “Chuck” (Candace) of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren: Christopher, Benjamin, Cora; sister Sandra (Jerry) Kostreba, brothers John and Craig.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Jean Kirchner.