Douglas Franklin Kalbfleisch, age 72, of Louisville, passed away in the care of his family August 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Lawrence William and Florence (Kipp) Kalbfleisch of Louisville. Doug graduated from Trinity High School in 1961 and worked as a member of the Louisville Fire Department, the Louisville Gas & Electric Company, owned and operated the Eminence Car Wash and farmed in Eminence. He and his wife loved spending time with their family at their farm and cabin on the river. Doug was a member of St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in Eminence.
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As a young man, Doug was a gifted athlete with great speed, and as long as he could, he played the games that made him happy. He was an avid fan of the University of Kentucky (even the football team), who would pull enthusiastically for the University of Louisville when they weren't playing UK. In the game of "He who dies with the most tools wins," he was reported as a finalist with a healthy lead.
Doug was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Carol Louise (Little) Kalbfleisch, and his brothers, Roy F. Hartman and Lawrence William Kalbfleisch, Jr.
He is survived by his daughter, Cheri Kraus and her husband, Ken, of LaGrange; his son, Ted and his wife, Eileen (Rickard) Kalbfleisch, of Louisville; grandchildren, Kyle and Kasey Kraus; Rosie, Ted II and Jacob Kalbfleisch; one sister, Gloria Diane Miranda of Louisville; one brother, Edwin Leo Kalbfleisch of Louisville and sister-in-law, Jeanne Ann (Little) Carson of Chicago.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. John Chrysostom (122 Elm Street in Eminence), officiated by Father Mike Tobin.
Memorial contributions may be given to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.
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425 N Main St New Castle, KY 40050
Published in Henry County Local from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27, 2014