Darrell J. Keihl, 86, of Karns City, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning.
Born Jan. 21, 1919, in Pansy, he was the son of Farrel J. and Margaret F. Baughman Keihl.
Mr. Keihl was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps (4th Raiders, 6th Division) in the Pacific Theater.
He witnessed the signing of the peace treaty ending World War II.
He was employed at L.A. Leathers Automobile Co. in Brookville; with Baughman Coal Co. in Brookville as superintendent; with S.B.P. Coal Co, Kittanning, as superintendent; and he retired from Sentry Oil and Grease Co. in Cabot.
He was a member of the Chicora American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Stanton United Methodist Church of Brookville, John W. Jenks Lodge No. 534, F&AM, Punxsutawney; the Coudersport Consistory and the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. He was a past member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Mr. Keihl also repaired tractors and bought and restored Farmall and Cub tractors.
He was married Aug. 31, 1946, to Louise H. Haight, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and three sons, Sandra J. Snyder of Punxsutawney, Darrell J. Keihl II of Clarion, Randy Keihl of Brookville, Jack D. Keihl of Saxonburg and Kymen L. Keihl of Punxsutawney; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother, Bruce K. Keihl of Geneseo, N.Y.; a sister, Joann Dobson of Worthville; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kaye L., and a sister, Marjorie Barr.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and prior to Monday’s services at McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Ohl Cemetery, Beaver Township, Jefferson County.
The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.