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Elsie Viola (Yerger) Kachel, 93, of Leonardtown died Oct. 8, 2012, at Chesapeake Shores nursing center in Lexington Park.
Born Aug. 11, 1919, in Reading, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Augustus Yerger and Mary Elizabeth (Keffer) Yerger.
She had lived in St. Mary’s County for the past 65 years. Her skills as a cook and seamstress earned her many blue ribbons at the St. Mary’s County Fair throughout the years. When her children were younger and in school, she helped out at the school cafeteria and also served as a troop leader for the Brownies and the Girl Scouts. Later, she worked at the “Aquarium” pet shop in St. Mary’s Square. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church since its founding. She was a diehard Baltimore Orioles fan who watched her “boys” play every chance she could.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Horton of Lexington Park, Brenda O’Connor of Atoka, Tenn., and John Kachel of Leonardtown; her sisters, Edna Yerger, Mary Yerger and Grace Landis, all of Reading; her grandchildren, Robert Horton and Michael Horton of Lexington Park, Tommy Alvey and Tammy Vinson of Memphis, Tenn., Gary Flatness of Alabama and Chris Flatness of Tennessee; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Levi Kachel.
The family will receive friends today, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington Park, where a funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., with interment following at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or Trinity Lutheran Church, 46707 Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.