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Kaltenbach, Vernon F. - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Vernon Francis Kaltenbach, 83, of the Illinois Veterans Home, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Blessing Hospital. He was born July 25, 1932, in Quincy, a son of Alois and Marguerite (Schmidt) Kaltenbach. He married Patricia Dietrich on April 21, 1956, in St. Francis Catholic Church. She preceded him in death June 28, 1996. Mr. Kaltenbach was a 1950 graduate of Liberty High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He received an Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and a National Defense Service Medal. He retired after 38 years of service with Gardner Denver. He was a member of the machinist union and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed attending monthly retiree lunches at the machinist lodge and delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and served as an usher for over 40 years. He was active in Cursillo. Other hobbies included mushroom hunting, bowling, gardening (growing enough tomatoes for everyone) and traveling. He was an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He enjoyed spending time with his longtime friend and companion, Betty Hudson. He is survived by three sons, Tom Kaltenbach and his wife, Sharli, of Evanston, Wyo., Dan Kaltenbach and his wife, Linda, of Quincy and Chris Kaltenbach of Concord, Mich.; two daughters, Susan Frese and her fiancé, David Russell, of Quincy, and Kathy Cadieu and her significant other, Donald J. Hocker; 10 grandchildren, Vern Kaltenbach, Patty (Ryan) Clark, Amanda (Nick Burgess) Cadieu, Garrah (Chris) Nichols, Carlie Cadieu, Zachary (Nena) Kaltenbach, Victor Kaltenbach, Kylor Kaltenbach, Devin Minear and Leah Grace Kaltenbach; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilfred Kaltenbach; and two sisters, Marcella Fessler of Quincy and Sabina (Glenn) Fessler of Fowler. In addition to his wife, Patricia, and his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Alois Kaltenbach; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Davidson; a brother, Fr. Victor Kaltenbach; a sister-in-law, Connie Kaltenbach; and two brothers-in-law, Dale Fessler and Roger Davidson. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, and at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Blessed Sacrament Parish or masses in his name. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: . Condolences may be expressed online at .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2016
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