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Kehlbeck, Joseph Henry,

91, of Prospect, KY, passed away on Monday October 9, 2017.

Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Russell Kehlbeck; son, Keith Kehlbeck (Rhonda); granddaughters, Kelsey Cunningham (Drew) and Kathryn Kehlbeck; and many nieces and nephews.

Joe served in the army as an infantry paratrooper during World War II and was commissioned a second lieutenant while in the reserves after active duty. Joe was a graduate of the University of Iowa Engineering College and then earned his MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.

Joe held numerous supervisory positions with General Electric during his 36 year career, completing that career as the General Manager of International Purchasing for the corporation. After retiring from GE, he established Kehlbeck & Associates; a consulting and software development company.

Joe was very active in the field of industrial engineering and served in many positions; including President, with the International Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was recognized as a Professional Engineer, Honorary Member of Tau Beta Phi, Order of Engineers, Fellow in IIE, and Who's Who in the World.

Joe was very active and passionate about serving the city of Prospect; where he served on several Advisory Boards, and served as Mayor for six months after the untimely death of Mayor Falk. He was a member of Hunting Creek Country Club, a member of the Masonic Order, member of Tyler Lodge #1233, the Kosair Temple, and the York Rite Bodies in Tyler, TX.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday October 14th, at Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Memorial contributions; in lieu of flowers should be directed to Kosair Charities.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2017
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