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Kenneth J. Weikel, 65, of N. 14th St. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, officials said Monday. Weikel was pronounced dead at 5:01 p.m. Friday in his residence by members of the Berks County coroner's office. A certificate of suicide was issued, officials said. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Miller) Weikel. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Frank J. and Erma E. (Jones) Weikel. Weikel had been employed for 20 years in maintenance by the Reading School District, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Grace (Alsace) United Church of Christ, Hyde Park, where he served on the board of trustees and search committee, Weikel was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a 1955 graduate of Reading High School. Weikel is also survived by a son, Kenneth J. Jr., and a daughter, Lynn C., both of Reading. Other survivors include a sister, June E. Weikel, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Grace UCC. Interment will be in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township. Whelan Schwarts Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of arrangements.

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