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Dorothy Marie Kahler
(February 26, 1923 - October 16, 2012)

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Dorothy Marie Kahler

Dorothy Marie Kahler

Age 89 of Wilmington passed away Tuesday October 16, 2012 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Born February 26, 1923 in Kankakee, Dorothy was a daughter of the late Fern (nee Watson) and John Valerio. She was raised and educated in Coal City and married Hervey Kahler who proceeded her in death on May 26, 2007. Dorothy worked at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant and later retired from DeMert and Dougherty in Coal City. She greatly enjoyed attending the Wesley Women's Group and will be remembered for her love of reading, embroidery and politics.

Dorothy is the mother of Alyce Sue (the late Jack) Mikel of WIlmington; grandmother of the late Shaun Kelly Mikel; great grandmother of Bobby, Brett, Brandon and Blake; great-great grandmother of Ryder and sister of Denny, Joe, Skippy and Joanne. She is also survived by her special niece Judy Sundine of Wilmington; close friends Carolyn Frost and Rosie Bell and many other dear relatives and friends, especially those from Island City Baptist Church in Wilmington.

Visitation will be held on Monday October 22, 2012 from 9:00AM until time of funeral service 11:00AM at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Pastor Ron Taylor from Island City Baptist Church in Wilmington will officiate, and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Dorothy's memory to Island City Baptist Church, 120 Vine Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815/476-2181)


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