Kris A. Kerkow, 20, of Aurora, died May 10, 2014 in Phillips, NE.  

The son of Paula (Richey) Kerkow, he was born in Ft. Worth, TX on April 28, 1994.

Kris moved to Falls City. He attended Falls City Public Schools through 10th grade and graduated from Aurora High School in 2012.

Kris worked as a hired hand on a local farm for several years.He enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching football and John Deere farm equipment.

He was preceded in death by grandfather, James W. Richey.

Kris is survived by his mother, Paula Kerkow, of Falls City; siblings, Ann Marie (Mike) Royle, of Mason City, NE, Ron (Cassie) Prichard, of Falls City, Shavona (Chris) Henry, of Hays Springs, NE, Dakota Kerkow, of Hays Springs; grandmother, Paula Richey, of Falls City; and many nieces and nephews.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at


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