Harvey Diedrich John Kahle


    Harvey Diedrich John Kahle of Hermann, Missouri was born in Owensville, Missouri on February 21, 1924 to Benjamin W. and Clara (Schulte) Kahle and passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 95 years.


    Harvey married Melba M. Rohlfing on June 17, 1950 at the St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church in Gerald, Missouri.
    He served his country in the Air Force during World War II from October 1942 to January 1946. He belonged to the Owensville Lodge No. 624 AF&AM and Fraternal Order of Eagles in Alton, Illinois.
    Harvey went to St. Louis College of Mortuary Science and to Moler School of Cosmetology and Barbering in the state of California. As a young man, he worked as a mortician in Owensville, Missouri and then later in St. Louis, Missouri as a mortician.
    He loved to dance and go to dances. He liked to fish and take care of his property. He kept in touch with his Air Force friends and went to their reunions out-of-state. He had been the secretary of the Owensville High School Alumni Association. He was an active member of Gasconade County Bible Society and had a prison ministry of delivering bibles to prisoners. He attended Hermann Christian Church and loved the Lord Jesus and was committed to serving him.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Clara Kahle; wife, Melba Kahle; special friend, Marie Brinkmann; and brother, Marvin Kahle.
    He is survived by his sister, Pearl Brandenburger of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri with Pastor Rick Owsley and Pastor Dave Thomas officiating.  
    Burial was at the St. Paul’s Cemetery in Bay, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.