MILWAUKEE, Wis. (BRAIN) — A celebration of life and a funeral mass will be held for Chris Kegel next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, his family has announced.
"Yesterday Chris Kegel, a man of legendary love and kindness, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Share with us in joy and sadness as we lift him to the next place. We are certain the world is a better place because he spent time to listen and laugh with us. The whole family is so happy to have shared his life with all of you," read a statement from Noel, Julian, Amelia and Tessa Kegel.
The celebration of life will be held Friday, Feb. 17 at Saint Matthias Catholic Parish, 9306 West Beloit Road in Milwaukee. A reception is planned from 3-6:45 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7.
The funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the same location.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, a tax-deductible donation be made to The Chris Kegel Foundation. The foundation has been established by the family to continue Chris' commitment to improving lives by providing greater access to bicycling.
The family also announced that all Wheel & Sprocket locations will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 and remain closed all day Saturday.
Edited to correct dates.