Bernard R. Loechel, 84, of Plainfield, passed away June 12, 2017. He was born June 20, 1932 to the late Bernard and Beatrice (Chamberlin) Loechel in Cincinnati, OH. He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a locomotive engineer for Conrail for 45 years retiring in 1995. He was the past Marine Corps Commandant 5 years for the State of Indiana. He also was the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash and was a Kentucky Colonel. Bernard is survived by his wife, Erma D. (Watkins) Loechel; a son, Kevin R. (Nora) Loechel; two daughters, Debora R. Moretti and Bernadean (Forest) Kelly; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Andrew Moretti and a brother, Kenneth Loechel. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, June 16 in the funeral home. Entombment with military honors will be held at Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown.