Betty Kahler

Betty Lou (Harer) Kahler, age 80 of Emerald WI, died on Saturday, June 7, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 12, 1934 in Ladysmith WI, and was a graduate of New Richmond High School. Betty was united in marriage to Robert Kahler on December 24, 1957. This union in marriage would be blessed with two children, Bradley and Roxanne, and over 56 years years of love and devotion.

Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed bird watching and feeding birds, as well as flower and vegetable gardening. Family meant the world to Betty. She enjoyed being a farm wife, as well as her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and cooking big meals for them. She will be missed dearly.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Bob Kahler; children, Bradley (Rita) Kahler, and Roxanne (Butch) Kiekhofer; grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Rugg, Justin Kiekhofer, Heather (Tim) Adams, and Amy Kahler; great-grandchildren, Savanna Rugg, Devin Adams, and Pheonixx Kiekhofer; brother Fred Harer; sisters Darlene (Ralph) Bader, and Beverly (Paul) Larson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Cora (Cook) Harer; brothers, Marshal, Douglas, DuWayne, and Henry Jr.; sister, Dorothy Harer.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Erin Prairie, 1880 County Road G in rural New Richmond. Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin WI. 715-684-3434


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