Richard (Doc) William Kahle, a retired optometrist, 89 of Lincoln, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015. Born February 16, 1925 in Crete to William and Martha (Plessman) Kahle. After Richards mother passed away he lived with his older married sister Martha and her husband Byron Panter. Richard graduated from Dorchester High School in 1943, then attended Doane College through the V-12 Program until Oct. 1944, then Midshipman School, Naval Officers School and Mine Warfare School. He served overseas in the South Pacific during WWII until 1946. He returned to Doane from 1946-1948 and graduated with a degree in Mathematics. He then attended Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He opened his professional office of Optometry Jan. 1951 in Crete.
There will be a private Celebration of Life Service for friends and family on February 22, 2015. See the full obituary here.