Marguerite A. Kahler, age 92 of Marengo, Iowa died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Marengo, Iowa, with Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Williamsburg, Iowa. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Marguerite is survived by her four children; Iona (Dale) Collingwood, and Steven, both of Marengo, Lonnie (Norrine) Kahler of Ely, and Marjean (Ron) Traut of Garrison; ten grandchildren; Lori (Dave) Shepard of Marengo, Mike (Angie) Timm of Blairstown, Jeff (Tami) Timm of Atkins, Kari (Tim) McCaw of Marengo, Dennis (Vickie) Traut of Marengo, Doug (Jody) Traut of Atkins, Stacy (Curt) Lowe of Swisher, Kelly Norman of Rock Island, Illinois, J.R. Kahler of Ladora, and Jaime Cronbaugh of Marengo; twenty-three great-grandchildren, Sara (Tom) Lucas, Travis Timm, Tyler and Katie Shepard, Taylor, David, Ben and Sam Randall, Josh, Jesi and Jeni Timm; Abby Timm-Haworth, Emma McCaw, Cameron, Daxton and Drew Traut, Riley, Dawson and Sydney Lowe, Kaitlin Norman, Rayce Kahler, Blaze and Brynlee Cronbaugh; three great-great grandchildren, Kaleb, Gracie, and Megan Lucas.
Surviving also are two sisters; Deloris Miller, Geneso, IL, and Elaine (Larry) Means, Greenfield; two brothers Eugene Blount, Victor and Wayne Blount, Amana and two sisters-in-law Mildred Koenig of Walker,and Esther Kahler of Portland, OR, a brother-in-law Donald Kahler of Oceanside, CA and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Floyd in 1991, a brother, Edwin and four sisters Geneva, Maxine, Ruth, and Dorothy, and a grandson Brian Floyd Kahler.
Marguerite Alena Blount was born October 1, 1922 in Williamsburg, IA, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Blount. She attended school in Iowa County and married Floyd Kahler on March 11, 1942 in Lancaster, MO. She and Floyd loved to dance, play cards, camp and fish. Marguerite worked at the Amana Bakery and Amana Refrigeration for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 27 years. Later in life, she loved being with her family, playing cards, gardening, crocheting and doing puzzles.
How fitting that Marguerite was reunited in heaven with her husband, Floyd on his birthday! Thank you to the staff at Rose Haven Nursing Home for the exceptional care for mom for the past three years.