In loving memory of

Dorothy Ann Kahler
May 10, 1927 - August 28, 2019

Williamsburg- Dorothy Ann (Wardenburg) Kahler of North Liberty and formerly of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Pioneer Park Care Center in Lone Tree at the age of 92 years.

Dorothy Ann Kahler was born May 10, 1927 on a farm near Williamsburg, the daughter of Otto H. And Adella (Meyer) Wardenburg. She attended Immanuel Parochial School with 7 classmates. Dorothy met Wayne Kahler while they both were working at Amana Refrigeration. They were united in marriage on March 28, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Williamsburg. Dorothy held several jobs over the years, including Amana Refrigeration for 5 years, Middle America Motel for 6 years and Sheller Globe for 15 years, but she once said her most important job was raising her seven children. She was a loving and supportive mother. Dorothy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They all loved her cooking, especially the desserts.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Wayne of North Liberty, six children, Douglas (LaVonne) Kahler of Coralville, Terri (Mark) Taylor of Waterloo, Brenda Enlow (Marty Feeney) of Iowa City, Randy Kahler of Coralville, Ronda Kahler (Bryan Horrell) of North Liberty and Scott (Jen) Kahler of Iowa City; a daughter-in-law, Laura Kahler of Mesa, AZ; 15 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Orville Wardenburg (1990) and Palmer Wardenburg (1945-WWII), a sister Dolores Wardenburg (2016), a son, Greg Kahler (2016) and a daughter-in-law, Ginger Kahler (2016).

Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coralville. Burial will be Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Williamsburg. Visitation will be Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. A memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at


Susan Weinschenk wrote on Sep 5, 2019:

"Doug and LaVonne - our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move forward without Dorothy. Hoping memories of better days provide some peace in the coming months. Susan & Sonar "

Cindy Semken wrote on Aug 30, 2019:

"Thinking of you Scott & Jenn hugs ??? ? Cindy & David Semken"

Marsha Vinson wrote on Aug 30, 2019:

"To the Kahler family, your Mom was a delightful lady to know and work with! So sweet to everybody! Heaven gained a very special angel the day she passed! Family friend always, Dan and Marsha Vinson"

roxanne marie reed toni wrote on Aug 30, 2019:

"sorry to hear of your loss Doug and family -Toni reed"

Pam Munson Boies wrote on Aug 29, 2019:

"Deepest sympathies to the Kahler family. It was nice seeing you all this a.m."