David Lee "Crazy Dave" Kerchner

June 23, 1953 - October 8, 2020

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David Lee “Crazy Dave” Kerchner, 67, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully surrounded by family October 8, 2020 in Belvidere, IL. He was born June 23, 1953 in Rochelle, IL to William Lee and Joan Lee (Klinefelter) Kerchner. He married his sweetheart, Linda Mayberry August 19, 1973 in Garden Prairie, IL. David graduated high school in Belvidere and worked for 30 years at CamCar as a Roll Thread Operator. He was also employed by Waste Management at DeKalb County Landfill.

David had a larger than life presence and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed very much driving around town and visiting folks along the way. You would often see him on his scooter, spreading his lively energy to everyone he met. He loved to supervise the local farmers, collecting toy tractors and attending garage sales.  There were two things David was fond of, food and family! He will be dearly missed.

David is loved by his wife, Linda; sons, Heath (Mary) and Shane (Kelly); grandchildren, Ivory, Rayne, Emma and Corbyn.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by one brother.

The walk-through visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. The funeral ceremony will be private with a live streaming at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020. Stephen Anderson will officiate. The burial will be at Poplar Grove Cemetery. Due to state guidelines, masks are encouraged. Memorial donations in David’s name may be gifted to OSF’s Cancer Center and OSF’s Rockford Cardiology.  To leave the family a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, October 16, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


The walk-through visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008.

Saturday, October 17, 2020
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


The funeral ceremony will be private with a live streaming at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020. Stephen Anderson will officiate.

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So sorry for your loss Linda and family, may God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. David is at peace now with his savior. Continue his memory. Prayers, hugs, and love to all.

Becky St John 2020-10-17T15:14:54

Linda and Family, Sorry for your loss. God be with you and Bless you always. I’m glad David is at peace with no more pain and suffering.
Love and prayers always
Brenda Kerchner-Witte ❤

Brenda Kerchner-Witte 2020-10-17T06:03:32

Linda and Family
Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a character. Sympathy to you all.

Joe and Deb Schmalen 2020-10-16T23:06:37

Dear Linda, Heath, Shane and family. I was saddened and shocked to see that David had passed away in the notice in the BC Shopper yesterday. My thoughts immediately went to meeting up with you on one or more days each year at the Boone County Fair. We always got into lengthy catch-up conversations, and of course laughed at a few of David’s current jokes. Missed all of the interactions with friends out there this summer. Denise and I will not be able to attend the visitation tonight, as Denise just got over a case of the virus, and I now have it. So far both our illnesses have been relatively mild.. On top of that we have had Denise’s 99 yer old mom living with us since April. Somehow she has remained symptom free. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.

John McMorrow 2020-10-16T16:19:48

Dave provided many great memories and his sense of humor was second to none. I will forever remember his quirky faces and love of trucks, tractors, and the Boone County Fair. Rest in peace Dave. My condolences to Linda, Heath, Shane and family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris Blake 2020-10-16T10:08:30

Both Jan & I are truly sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our family have lots of good memories of Dave over the years; especially in Scouting. He always put a smile on your face. Our sympathy goes out to Linda & her family.

LOWELL BLAKE 2020-10-15T15:58:55

I was saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. All you can say about him, is “What A Guy” What a friend…..always had something to talk about, a joke to tell or a duck quack to make you smile. He sure knew how to get the attention. My son loved seeing him, in his younger years, he caught his attention with the duck quack and the quarter behind the ear. He/we will always remember that about him and how he loved his family and friends. My sympathies to you and your family! Heaven has gained a comedian.

Katie DiNicola 2020-10-15T13:02:51

sympathy to the family, always liked his farm visits may he keep the farms running smoothly in heaven.

Kevin R Aves 2020-10-13T12:20:01

Linda, so sorry.. Prayers for you and the family.. God Bless.. Hugs..

Vickie Shelabarger 2020-10-11T23:07:20

Linda I am so sorry to hear about David. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Love Angie

Angie Koch 2020-10-11T19:55:36

You were my next door neighbor for many years as when I was a child. I remember you making all of us kids laugh. Your memory will live on in me forever.

Curtis Phillips 2020-10-11T12:47:33

Praying for you and your family.

Nancy Sadewater 2020-10-11T09:44:51

On behalf of our family, please accept our deepest condolences. Dave was one of a kind. We will miss seeing him around town and at the fair.

Jarret, Heidi, Savannah & Eli Loofboro

Loofboro Family 2020-10-10T19:23:30

Dave was the best always loved his joking around and the stories he would tell he will be missed dearly rip Dave and all my thoughts and prayers go out to Linda,Heath and Shane and their families

Brian Polin 2020-10-10T12:58:33

I was always amazed at how upbeat and positive Dave was whenever I encountered him with all the physical problems he endured over the years. He will be missed. My condolences to Linda and the entire family for your loss.

Dan Shiroda 2020-10-10T12:39:56

Dave was a great guy , always greeted you with a smile . Prayers go out to his family

TIMOTHY SHEEAN 2020-10-10T06:49:03

Our hearts are breaking for your family. Very fond memories of Dave and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Dave, until we meet again.

John and Dawn Woosley 2020-10-10T00:24:10

Sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy always stopping to have a chat with me. RIP !💔

Walter Klinefelter 2020-10-09T22:36:56

I know Dave is sitting and B S ing with Roger cause everytime I saw Dave and you, Linda that’s all he would say to me with tears in his eyes was how he missed Roger and their talks! My Prayers, Hugs, Kisses, Love & Most of all My Heart goes out to You Linda & Your Family!!

Melody Horner 2020-10-09T21:19:37

Linda so sorry for your loss.
Prayers for you and your family

Kathy Winnie 2020-10-09T20:42:18

My deepest condolences to the Kerchner family. Many thoughts to you all.

Sara Ford 2020-10-09T20:04:58

I loved Davey! I will miss seeing him tooling around in his red scooter, and his jokes, teasing and sense of humor. I am so sorry for YOUR loss, Linda, Heath, Shane and your families. I love all of you, too. God bless all of you.

Diane Baird 2020-10-09T20:02:53

Idk where to even start. I have know the Kercher family my while life. In fact Dave and Linda are my god parents. And heath and Shane were like brothers to me. We have alot of good memories. Sorry for your loss and I’ll miss u Dave. And linda and boys u guys will be in my prayers. Love ya all, tiffany (gough) goslawski

Tiffany goslawski 2020-10-09T19:57:47

My deepest condolences to the Kerchner family . Many thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Clem 2020-10-09T19:42:33

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

C. Kolthoff 2020-10-09T18:44:23

Ooh crazy Dave how I have this feeling that you will make people laugh on the other side , it was a treat working with you , I know you will be missed by many , prayers for your family

Cecil voiles Jr 2020-10-09T18:33:07

It made me cry looking at your picture just now. I’m going to miss communicating with you on Facebook since we live many states apart. I’m so glad I got to see you last year. Praying for the family!!

Crystal McPherson 2020-10-09T18:03:42

I knew David since Kishwaukee Kishwaukee grade school. It was so good to see him at the last reunion in 2017. Condolences to all the family.

Steve Baer 2020-10-09T17:14:08

So very sorry to hear of David’s passing ,glad I got to talk to him not long ago ,always enjoyed visiting with him.Linda my heart goes out to you and you family .May God Bless all of you

WendyPearson 2020-10-09T17:12:32

Friends Forever.

gary bowser 2020-10-09T17:11:54

So sad to lose such a wonderful man. He always made me laugh. Sorry for your loss Linda and family. Rest In Peace Dave 🙏🏼❤️

Lois Nord 2020-10-09T16:15:39

Shane ,
my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Duke 2020-10-09T16:12:33

Our prayers go out to David’s family! He was as good guy! RIP David!

Russ and Sue Lungstrom 2020-10-09T16:11:26

I am so very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My deepest sympathy to the family. He always had a smile and a kind word. May his memories be with you forever. He will be missed.

Sam Larson 2020-10-09T15:55:52


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