Born into Eternal Life on October 11, 2021, at age 72. Beloved husband of Lynn for 50 years. Loving father of Daniel R. Kerkela and Lisa A. (Perry) Ruiz. Proud grandfather of Ashley Adams, Myranda Kerkela, Collin Kerkela, Shya Ruiz, and Milana Ruiz. Loving brother of Karen Kerkela and Gail Wichowski. He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends. Preceded in death by his father John Kerkela, mother Alma (Eugene) Cichosz, and brother Robert Cichosz.
John proudly served his country as a Marine for 4 years.
He worked at and retired from Messer Industries.
He loved his Harley and going on trips with the Harley gang.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Service at 7:00 PM. Private burial at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
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