Havre Daily News                                                                           Friday, November 25, 1994

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CHARLES W. KEGEL

  Charles W. Kegel, 79, Havre, died Thursday at a Havre hospital of heart

failure.

  His funeral services will be Monday, at 1 p.m. ay Van Orsdel United Methodist

Church, with Masonic rites.

  Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

  Memorials are suggested to the Intermountain Deaconess Home for Children, Van

Orsdel Methodist Church or the Masonic Scholarship Fund.

  He was born on Sept. 26, 1915, at the family homestead near Turner. After

graduating from Turner High School and Northern Montana College, he worked as a

civil engineer helping build Fresno Dam. In 1940, he went to work for the Great

Northern Railway and worked as a station agent. In 1946, he was promoted to

train dispatcher, retiring in 1976 after 36 years of service.

  In 1940, he married Doris Packer in the Glasgow Methodist Church. His family

was his first concern. Other interests included hunting, fishing and camping.

He also enjoyed tending a large garden.

  Boy Scouts was one of his special interests. He was scoutmaster of troops in

Glasgow and Havre. In 1957, he traveled to Valley Forge, Pa. with a Jamboree

troop. He was also district commissioner in Havre for many years. For his years

of dedication to Scouting, he was presented the Silver Beaver Award.

  He was very active in Masonic organizations. He was past master of Havre

Lodge 55, and held many offices in Royal Arch Chapter 19, Chinook Council 7 and

Commandery 15 Knights Templar in the York Rite.

  He was active in the Republican Party and served as an alderman on the Havre

City Council in the 1970s.

  He was a member of the Van Orsdel Methodist Church where he served on the

Official Board and many committees. He was very involved in the planning and

rebuilding of the church after a fire destroyed the old church in 1957.

  For many years he was a gunsmith and firearms dealer.

  Survivors include his wife at the family home; three daughters, Sibyl Hughes

of Mojave, Calif., Barbara DeIsigne of Clancy, and Helen Voigt of Everett,

Wash.; two sons, Jerry Kegel of Junction City, Ore., and Clint Kegel of Havre;

15 grandchildren; and three great-grandsons; three sisters, Alice Tollefson and

Aggie Erickson of Saco and Ethel Cowell of Harlem; four brothers, Art Kegel of

Miles City, Wesley Kegel of Blue Earth, Minnesaota, Marvin Kegel of North

Platte, Nebraska, and Ken Kegel of Turner.

  He was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Knapton and one brother,

Fred Kegel.

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Great Falls Tribune                                                                     Saturday, November 26, 1994

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CHARLES W. KEGEL

  HAVRE - Charles W. Kegel, 79, a retired Great Northern Railroad train

dipatcher and former Boy Scout official, died Thursday of heard failure at a

Havre hospital.

  His funeral, with Masonic rites, is 1 p.m. Monday at the Van Orsdel Methodist

Church, with burial in Highland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the

Intermountain Desconess Home for Children or the Van Orsdel Methodist Church.

  Born Sept. 26, 1915, on the family farm near Turner, he graduated from high

school there and from Northern Montana College. He worked on the Fresno Dam

construction project, then joined the Great Norther as a station agent in 1940.

  Kegel was promoted to train dispatcher in 1946 and continued until his

retirement in 1976.

  He and Doris Packer were married in 1940 in Glasgow.

  He served as a scoutmaster in Glasgow and Havre and was district Boy Scout

commissioner for many years. He recived the Silver Beaver Award for his service

to scouting.

  Kegel was past master of the Havre Masonic Lodge and was active in other

masonic groups. He served on the Havre city concil in the 1970s and held

several church offices. His hobby was gunsmithing.

  Survivors are his wife at the family home; three daughters, Sibyl Hughes

of Mojave, Calif., Barbara DeIsigne of Clancy, and Helen Voigt of Everett,

Wash.; two sons, Jerry Kegel of Junction City, Ore., and Clint Kegel of Havre;

three sisters, Alice Tollefson and

Aggie Erickson of Saco and Ethel Cowell of Harlem; four brothers, Art Kegel of

Miles City, Wesley Kegel of Blue Earth, Minnesaota, Marvin Kegel of North

Platte, Nebraska, and Ken Kegel of Turner; 15 grandchildren and three

great-grandchildren.

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Buried- 28 Nov 1994 in Space - D, Lot - 34, Block 2  per Hill Co., Highland Cemetery Records

          Put in PAF 19 Jan 2002 by John L. Inman  "inman@jinman.org" or "jinman@mtintouch.net"

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