FREDERICK 'FRED' KAEHLER, 76 ROCKFORD - Frederick "Fred" Kaehler, 76, of Rockford, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Born January 7, 1938 in Cherry Valley, to Fred and Pearl (Pasch) Kaehler. He was the former owner and operator of a local pallet company. Fred thoroughly enjoyed visiting the country to watch the deer, and had a love for anything about John Deere. Survivors include his children, Edward Kaehler, William (Vickie) Kaehler, Cindy (Dennis) Schultz, Joan Kohls, Peter Kaehler, Candace (Dagoberto) Carreon, Jefferey (Rachel) Kaehler; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Louise Berg, Joyce Martensen, Betty Kosar, and Rosemary Inman; companion of 17 years, Vicki Eash; and his beloved dog, Baby. He is predeceased by his parents. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Willwood Burial Park, 7000 W. State St. Rockford. A special thanks to Dr. Kenton Lee, the emergency room staff, the heart hospital staff, and the 7th floor staff at Swedish American Hospital. Online condolences may be submitted at www.advantagerockford.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 1 to July 2, 2014