- Born on: December 29, 1915
- Departed on: July 5, 2008
- Resided in: Cedar Rapids, IA
Everett Louis Kahler
Everett Louis Kahler 92, of Cedar Rapids entered into the presence of his Lord July 5, 2008, at his home. Visitation at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM, on Monday, July 7, 2008. Services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 8300 C Avenue NE, at 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Pastor Nan Hirleman-Aalborg will officiate. Burial in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Everett was born December 29, 1915 in Kossuth County, Iowa, to Louis and Stella Kahler. He received his education in the rural Oxford school system. On April 10, 1940, he was united in Holy Matrimony with Esther C. VoIz. The union was blessed with 68 years of special love and commitment that deepened with each year.
Survivors include his wife, Esther, a daughter, Phyllis, of Cedar Rapids, three grandchildren, Jeanine Erik Kahlersosa of Portland, Oregon, Bryan Craven of Cedar Rapids, Michael Suzan Craven of Brighton, Colorado, three great grandchildren, Erika and John Everett Craven of Cedar Rapids and Maeve Kahlersosa of Portland, Oregon, sisters, Mildred Koenig and Mary Volz, and sister-in-law Marguerite Kahler, brothers Ivan and Donald Kahler, several special nieces and nephews, plus numerous cousins with whom he enjoyed close relationships and frequent luncheons. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Leo, Floyd and Howard Kahler, two brothers-in-law, Walter Volz and Frederick Koenig, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Shirley Kahler, Eva and Hubert Smith, Anna Mae and Dale Wanamaker and son-in-law Norman Richmann.
Everett and Esther farmed for more than 30 years in the Norway, Ely and Martelle areas. In later years Everett was employed by Amana Refrigeration retiring after 15 years of service.
He was a member of St Mark's Lutheran Church and the ancestral Lenox Church of the New Jerusalem.
In addition to being a devoted husband, Everett was a dedicated and loving father and grandfather who was always there when needed. He was a great role model and never missed attending his grandchildren's and great grandchildren's school, musical and sporting events. Everett loved fishing, reading, gatherings with his family and friends, and watching the Cubs and Hawkeyes. Memories of Everett will be treasured always and he will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he has touched.
The family appreciates the care and compassion shown by Hospice of Mercy during Everett's final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established to the Lenox Township Church of the New Jerusalem and the Lenox Cemetery, St Mark's Lutheran Church, or Hospice of Mercy.