William Getchel, 66


William “Bill” Getchel, 66, of Auburn, died on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at his home following a long battle with MS.

Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bramley Funeral Home in Auburn. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Rovey Cemetery in Farmersville. 

Mr. Getchel was born Aug. 19, 1953, in Allentown, PA, to James and Elma (Laing) Getchel. He married Kimberly Fuchs on April 12, 1975, and she survives.

He retired from the Crown III Coal Mine. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed coaching and watching his girls and grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Getchel is survived by three daughters, Carrie (Matt) Buchanan, Kristy (Greg) Hammann and Kelly (Dustin) Brown; six grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor, Daelyn, Makenna, Kaden and Logan; one sister, Joan (Jim) Schroeder; one brother, Vic (Ken) Getchel; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the North Mac Sports Program.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.bramleyfh.com.


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