Carl A. Kehres, longtime resident of Cleveland and Euclid, died June 13, 2013, in Asheville, N.C., after an extended illness. He was 89.
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He was born and raised in Cleveland, graduating from Collinwood High School in 1942. Immediately after high school, he enlisted in the Armed Forces during World War II. He was eventually assigned to the Army's 13th Infantry Regiment of the 8th Infantry Division. He saw action in some of the war's fiercest fighting at the Hurtgen Forest and the Roer River. He was awarded a Combat Infantry Badge (Bronze Star equivalent) for his service.
Carl was a longtime employee of Flickinger Inc. in Euclid, where he worked as an auto mechanic. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a lifetime member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland, Charles T. Raymer-Covenant Lodge. He was a member of the American Legion Brewer Tarasco Post #7. He was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Willoughby for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene Young Kehres; sons, Richard (Susan) and Kevin of Asheville, N.C. and David of Euclid; grandchildren, Kristine (Charles) and Eric (Lindsey) Kehres of Asheville and Marissa Kehres of Cleveland; brothers, Arthur (Virginia) of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Edward (Janie) of Euclid; and many nieces, nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald.
He is missed by many in and outside of the extended family.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7 at Grace Church. His ashes will be interred prior to the service in a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 36200 Ridge Road, Willoughby, OH 44094.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on July 3, 2013