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Obituary: Christopher Richel


Fri, Jun 1st 2018 03:05 pm
Christopher Richel, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away comfortably under Hospice care in Arizona surrounded by his loving family on April 30, 2018.
Chris was born Dec. 24, 1968, in Lewiston to Frank and Carolyn Richel. He was a 1986 graduate of Grand Island High School. Chris struggled for many years with heart disease but handled it all with positivity and grace. His strength of character was a blessing and an inspiration to many others.
He is survived by his parents of Mesa, Arizona; his brother Marc and his wife Melissa of Lancaster; his sister Jennifer and her husband Chris of Mesa; his much loved nieces Victoria Richel and Emily Sekenski along with his nephews Sebastian Richel and Joshua Sekenski, as well as many other cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
A casual memorial service will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Grand Island Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to share a memory of him.

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