Robert Michael “Mike” Kercheval, 82, went to be with Jesus February 15, 2021. He was born April 10, 1938 to the late Lester “Bud” Kercheval and the late Helen “Ivalou” (Worley) Kercheval. Mike was a proud Sheridan High School graduate, class of 1956. After working at O.T. Kercheval Implements, Biddle’s, Larr Equipment and serving as both a volunteer firefighter and an Army National Guardsman, he retired from Tipton Implement Case IH. Mike was a member of Sheridan First Christian Church and the American Legion in Sheridan. More recently, he loved being a part of Radiant Christian Life Church in Westfield. Anyone that knew Mike never saw him without a smile. He greeted people by name and never met a stranger. He loved the Indianapolis Colts, college sports and was still passionate about following Sheridan athletics closely. He also loved to dance.
Surviving him are many family members and friends including his beloved brother Phil (Reagan) Kercheval of Sheridan; his daughter Monica (Doug) Kercheval Dilley of New Port Richey, FL; son Rick (Tonya) Kercheval of Sheridan; son Bryan (Kim) Kercheval of Westfield, and son Brant (Soni) Kercheval of Indianapolis. Additionally, Mike is survived by his grandchildren Kristopher Inman, Courtney Mecklenberg, Nina Lechner, Morgan Kercheval, Emily Collier, Lindsay Hansen, Max Kercheval, Tess Kercheval, and five great grandchildren. Also surviving him is Jackie McGinnis Artis, his treasured friend and companion.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Radiant Christian Life Church (16162 Carey Road) in Westfield. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00pm with services following at 4:00pm. Pastor Jerome Sack will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mike Kercheval at First Farmers’ Bank in Sheridan. A scholarship in his honor will be awarded to a Sheridan High School Athlete in the spring.
Mike was such a kind man. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family. Big hugs and love to them all.
Such a Blessing to know Mikey. I will indeed miss him. Such a sweetie. My deepest condolences to his loved ones.
Great guy, good euchre partner, and just an all around good person. Funny at times and his ever-present smile was infectious. Mike will be missed by many. Farewell and RIP. 🙏❤😥
Hugs to you all
I volunteered with Mike at the church of God food pantry.. Was a pleasure to do so. I also babysitted for his daughter Monica. MIke also knew my grandfather Bray which worked for his grandfather. Mike would tell me stories about him and he was a great guy. RIP Mike you will be truly missed.
Mike was one of a kind, he was a great friend and companion. We spent many hours playing cards, dining out, traveling, watching home game football at Sheridan High School or having a home cooked meal and watching TV. Mike was always easy to please and had a smile to greet you. He was more than just a friend to me and I am going to miss him so very much. Love you Mike, save a place for me in Heaven.
Mike was a great friend to my sister and our whole family loved spending time with Mike at our family gatherings, for all holidays and we enjoyed having him and Jackie accompany us to several school plays at Covenant Christian to see Lizzie and Lainie perform! We enjoyed playing Spades with Mike but he said he was really a Hearts man and we determined that he was a better Jokers and Pegs guy, he was hard to beat at that! We will all truly miss his smiling face and great company!! Rest In Peace Mike !
I met Mike a couple years ago at Spicewood for the Shepherd Center Together Today senior group. He was such a fun and happy guy. He always had a smile on his face and always a kind word. He will be missed. RIP Mike.
Mike was a fine man. I always enjoyed talking to him. He loved Sheridan and it’s people. Great guy.
Mike always had a smile for all ,He will be missed around Sheridan..Prayers for his family..
We at Spicewood will miss our friend. He was my favorite Euchre player. He and Ed loved to whip us girls. But we got our revenge. He will be missed.
I just learned of Mike’s death. He was a great gentleman and a high school classmate. I hope he didn’t have to suffer. My greatest sympathy to his family. It is never easy to lose a loved one but with God, family and friends, You can go on living. Mike will certainly be missed.