California, MO 19° View Live Radar Tue H 52° L 36° Wed H 47° L 33° Thu H 44° L 30° Weather Sponsored By:

Obituary: Dorsey William Robert Kirchoff

Obituary: Dorsey William Robert Kirchoff

September 19th, 2018 in Obituaries

Dorsey William Robert Kirchoff, 87, of California, Mo., went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2018, with his family by his side. Billy Bob was born on December 26, 1930, on his family farm near Russellville, Mo., the son of Dorsey and Maude (Less) Kirchoff, who preceded him in death. He attended Pluck School near his home and graduated from California High School in 1948. On December 29, 1951, he was united in marriage to Alta May (Bolinger) Kirchoff who preceded him in death. Two months after they were married Bill was called up for military duty and served two years as Sergeant with 933rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in the US Army stationed in Incheon, South Korea. While Bill was overseas, May worked and purchased cattle to begin their farming operation. Bill loved farming in Moniteau County and never truly retired from it. He would often tell his daughters that if he wanted to take a vacation, he would just go out to the farm. He also enjoyed his morning meetings at the Nic Nac coffee shop. He was a member of United Church of Christ, California, Mo. and attended California First Baptist Church. Bill was a former President of the Moniteau County Fair Board, a VFW Lifetime member, and sat on the MFA Board. Bill is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Douglas) Bolin of St. Louis, Mo. and Christy (Spencer) Clark, Jefferson City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Erika (Brett) Lennon, Dardenne Prairie, Mo., Zach Bolin, Overland Park, Kan., Brittany (Bryce) Bell, St. Louis, Mo., Shelby Clark, Jefferson City, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Brady Thomas Lennon and (twins) Emily Anne and Caitlin May Lennon; and one sister, Frankie Bolinger, 15 nieces and nephews and six first cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Kevin Kirchoff, and one sister, Lois LaVon Horak. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Windmill Ridge Funeral Services, California, Mo. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at United Church of Christ, California, Mo. with Rev. Eugene Moll officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Flag Spring Cemetery. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.