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Marguerite Kahler

Marguerite A. Kahler, 92, of Marengo, died Tuesday, arch 10, 2015, at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services took place on Friday, March 13, at the First United Methodist Church, Marengo, with Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg. Visitation was Thursday, March 12, at Kloster Funeral Home in Marengo.
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; 10 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, Ill., J.R. Kahler of Ladora and Jaime Cronbaugh of Marengo; 23 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, Ill.; Elaine (Larry) Means, Greenfield; two brothers, Eugene Blount, Victor and Wayne Blount, Amana; and two sister-in-laws Mildred Koenig of Walker, Esther Kahler of Portland, Ore.; one brother-in-law Donald Kahler of Oceanside, Calif. and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Floyd in 1991; one brother, Edwin; four sisters Geneva, Maxine, Ruth and Dorothy and a grandchild, Brian Floyd Kahler.
Marguerite Alena Blount was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Williamsburg, 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.
It was 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 Marguerite for the past three years. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.