Lamar Arthur "Barney" Kahler, 92, of 229 Kahler Lane, Millmont, entered into rest at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Leck Hill, a son of the late Harry Albert and Ida Mable (Kehler) Kahler. On June 17, 1950, he married the former Lois L. Munson who survives. Together, they shared 66 years of memories.
Barney was an Army veteran serving in World War II from May 27, 1943 until his honorable discharge on Dec. 15, 1945. He served bravely in the campaigns of Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was awarded the Good Conduct service medal with five bronze stars and the World War II Victory Medal.
Barney worked as a self-employed mechanic for the following businesses over the years, Doisick and Hobert Ford Dealership, Shamokin, Miller Gas and Oil, Wayskales Oils Co., Shamokin, and Mifflinburg Motors.
He attended the West End Bible Fellowship and was a member of the West End Fire Co., and the Shamokin and Mifflinburg Veterans of Foreign Wars clubs.
Barney enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractors, working in his workshop and tinkering.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Ellen Kahler, Gary Kahler, and Paul and Patty Kahler, all of Millmont; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joe Lau, of Bismark, Ark.; nine grandchildern; and 12 great-grandchildern.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold W. Kahler.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the West End Bible Fellowship, 19200 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, followed by a memorial service at 11, with the Rev. Richard L. DeVett officiating.
Full military honors will be presented following the service by the Mifflinburg VFW and other area veterans.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barney's memory may be made to the West End Bible Felloship, P.O. Box 36, Laurelton, PA 17835.
Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
To share in Barney's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com
Published on May 15, 2017