Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dorchester's Lloyd Kahle Passes At 81

Lloyd Adam Kahle, 81, of rural Dorchester, passed away on Dec. 5, 2016, at home. Lloyd was born on Nov. 30, 1935, to Adam and Elvia (Friendt) Kahle. He was baptized on Jan 5, 1936, by Rev. A.F. Schrein at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crete and confirmed there on May 29, 1949. He attended District 17 through 8th grade. He decided not to attend high school, but to farm with his dad. He contracted polio at the age of 16 which affected his swallowing. He died from the effect of post-polio syndrome.

He married Lois (Beck) Kahle on December 8, 1957. Four children were born to this union: Linda, Ronnie, Donna and Connie Jo. Lloyd was a life time member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He loved farming and he was proud to farm with his dad and son. Lloyd grew grain, had a cow-calf herd and raised sheep. He also enjoyed working with horses and taking his horse and buggy through parades. He was known by his signature bib overalls and polka dot hat.

He is survived by his daughters and spouses: Linda (Roger) Woolsey of Friend; Donna (Brad) Havlat of Crete; Connie (Chris) Hiegel of Grand Island, and daughter-in-law, Joyce Kahle of Dorchester.

Grandchildren: Josh (Becky) June of Milford; Sarah (Mark) Andersen of Palmyra; Spencer (BJ) June of Dorchester; Ryan Kahle of Alexandria, Va.; Crystal (Aaron) Rasmussen of Dannebrog; Adam Kahle of Omaha; Lydia Kahle of Wayne; Ross (Carol) Havlat of Crete; Brian (Katie) Havlat and John (Jill) Havlat, both of Lincoln; Sr. Amy Marie Havlat of Waverly; Malinda Havlat of Lincoln and her fiance, John Wehrs; Tim Havlat of Crete; Courtney Hiegel of Seward; Carter Hiegel, Claire Hiegel and Calie Hiegel all of Grand Island.

Also 14 great-grandchildren and two more on the way. Brother, Larry (Jean) Kahle of Dorchester. Sisters: Bonnie (Ken) George of Omaha; Carol Smejdir and Janet Smejdir, both of Lincoln.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois (2011); son, Ron (2013); grandson, Jared Havlat; brother, Roger Kahle; and sister, Eileen Nerud.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, December 9) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Crete. Viewing beginning at 2 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5 - 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Kuncl Funeral Home in Crete. Interment in Lincoln Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are designated to Lambs of Christ Preschool-Crete, Heartland Lutheran High School or Trinity Lutheran School, both of Grand Island.

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