Theodore L. "Ted" Kahler, 93 of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Garnett Place Retirement Community. A memorial service will be held in the spring at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Ted was born on April 4, 1926 to Burt and Emily (Tucker) Kahler in Alburnett, Iowa. He graduated from Alburnett High School. Following graduation he proudly served in the US Army during WWII. Ted was a Cedar Rapids mail carrier and retired after 35 years of service. He married Lois E. Hall on July 5, 1986 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ted enjoyed collecting coins, refinishing furniture and tools. He was a member of Coin Club of Cedar Rapids, Letter Carriers Association, Westminster Presbyterian Church and an honor flight attendee. Ted will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him so dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Kahler of Cedar Rapids, IA; two children, Sharon Bailey (Garvin) of The Villages, FL; Stephen Kahler of Lady Lake, FL; two stepdaughters, Beth Gray (Mike) of Cedar Rapids, IA; Amy Beason (Michael) of Marion, IA; five step grandchildren; Aron Sweet, Spencer Thompson, Nicholas Bails, Cierra Craig, Nathan McGuire; six step great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Kahler, of Ennis, TX; and a sister, Janet Buehler, Bakersfield, CA.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Barbara Powers Kahler.
Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, or charity of choice on behalf of a man so loved by family and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Wahle and staff from Mercy Hospice, and Bright Star Home Health for their love, support and tender care given to Ted.