In loving memory of

Donald James Kahl
October 3, 1936 - July 18, 2020

Donald Kahl, 83, of Crescent, IA, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Bethany Lutheran Home in Council Bluffs, IA. Private graveside will be at the Mineola Cemetery in Mineola, IA with Pastor Luke Kuenzli officiating. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Donald and his family.

Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church

Donald James Kahl son of Edward Gustav and Carrie Louise (Roenfeld) Kahl was born on October 3, 1936 in Council Bluffs, IA. He was baptized and confirmed at the St John Lutheran Church in Mineola. Don remained a life-long member of the church. He served 9 years in the National Guard Company A 168th Infantry.
Don married Frieda Goodman on May 1, 1960. They made their home on an acreage in rural Crescent, IA.

Don worked at Giant Manufacturing and retired from Marlor a division of Pride of the Farm after 26 years. Following cancer surgery in 1993 he worked part-time for the Darrah Co. in Council Bluffs.

Don enjoyed all outdoor activities and raised hogs while working full time. He enjoyed wooding and spending time in the garden. Don and Frieda displayed at all the area craft shows and farmer markets for many years.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ervin, Leonard, Robert, and Edward Jr.; sisters, Irene Kahl, Luetta Kay and Wilma Lorimor.

Don is survived by his wife of 60 years Frieda; brothers, Harold Kahl and his wife Lesta, sister-in-law, Barbara Kahl; many cousins, other relatives and a host of many friends.


Marsden Kruse-Moss wrote on Jul 24, 2020:

"Frieda, please know that my thoughts and prayers are, have been and always will be with you. I have so many fond memories of Don and you. May God Bless you and heal your heart. Mardeen Kruse-Moss"

The Pavlik's - Rick, Jackie, Trevor and Carmen wrote on Jul 22, 2020:

"Prayers to you Frieda, We were so blessed to have known Don through the farmer's markets in Silver City and Glenwood. He always had a laugh with the kids - we will miss his big smile"

Cousin Betty wrote on Jul 20, 2020:

"Prayers, may you find peace in the memories held tightly in your heart. Blessings. We had lots of fun growing up. Playing at Grampa Kahls home place. "

Roland and Carol Pierson wrote on Jul 19, 2020:

"We're so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I'm sure he will be missed not only by family and friends but at the farmer's market and craft shows."

Brad Michael wrote on Jul 19, 2020:

"I am saddened to hear the news of Don's passing. He was such a great guy and I always enjoyed talking with him whenever I had the chance. I also very much enjoyed messaging back and forth these past few years about the different sports events. He will truly be missed. To Frieda, Harold and the rest of the family my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. "