Louise E. Kaehler, 77, of Hanover, passed away peacefully, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Joseph A. Kaehler, who died Sept. 29, 1991.
Born Jan. 28, 1934, in Chipmonk, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lucille (Turney) Brown.
Louise was a homemaker most of her life and more recently worked at Myers Meat Market in Hanover at the meat counter. She was a 1951 graduate of Eichelberger High School and the class treasurer. Louise was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Hanover, the Rosary Club, LCBA, and AARP.
Surviving are seven children, MaryJo Brown and husband Fred of New Oxford, Andrew Kaehler and wife Peggy of Harrisburg, Michael Kaehler and wife Patricia, Joseph Kaehler and wife Connie, Timothy Kaehler and wife Diane, all of Hanover, Mark Kaehler and wife Wendy of McSherrystown, and Paul Kaehler and wife Melissa of Phoenix, Ariz.; 21 grandchildren, Amber, Autumn, Nikolaus, Erik, Christine, Drew, Michael, Amy, Nichole, Joshua, Sarah, Jenna, Amanda, Mitchell, Matthew, Emily, Ezra, Nigel, Alexia, Bianca, and Sebastian; three great-grandchildren, Kelsie, Kayla, and Logan; and one sister, Arlene Adams of Hanover. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Wherley, and a brother, Thomas Brown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at St. Vincent Church, Hanover, with Rev. Timothy Marcoe and Rev. David Shaum concelebrating. Burial will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery, Hanover. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons Nikolaus, Erik, Drew, Joshua, Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell. Friends and relatives will be received Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with the rosary recited at 8 p.m.