Bernard Leroy “Butch” Iehl, 72

Bernard Leroy “Butch” Iehl, 72, of Allegan passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at his home.

Born Feb. 26, 1946, in Allegan, he was the son of the late Roger Reno Iehl Sr. and Ina Jean (Mankin) Iehl and was the husband of Robin Gladys (Strickfaden) Iehl, with whom he shared the last 28 plus years. 

Mr. Iehl served his country honorably in the United States Army in the Vietnam War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. While in the military, he received a letter of commendation for a particular combat event. 

Mr. Iehl loved to travel. He was an avid morel mushroom hunter and enjoyed bluegill fishing. Above all else, though, he was a devoted family man who cherished all his loved ones.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Iehl is survived by his children, Andy and Mary Bouman, John and Shaina Iehl and Mona Iehl and Mike Anderson; stepson, Gary and Melissa Canales; siblings, Roger and Vicki Iehl and Gary and Diane Iehl; and five grandchildren. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son Donald Iehl and his sister Merry Green.

The family will receive friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, on Tuesday, May 1, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be at the funeral home the following day, Wednesday, May 2, at 1 p.m. with visitation for one-hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the National Kidney Foundation.

Assisting the family with arrangements is Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.

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