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Kathleen F. "Kay" Kahl

Kathleen Frances (McIntosh) Kahl, formerly of Sidney, NE entered into rest with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Papillion, NE at the age of 92.

A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney, NE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 11, 2024 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father C.P. Varghese officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. Services will be livestreamed on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Facebook page and recorded for later viewing on our website.

Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Wednesday from 1-4:00 P.M. to leave condolences for the family. Family will be present 2-4:00 P.M. The family has requested memorials to St. Patrick's Church, Sidney, NE or the King's Daughters.

You may view Kay's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at http://www.gehrigstittchapel.com. Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Kay's care and funeral arrangements.

Kathleen was born on December 15, 1931 in Sidney, NE. She attended St. Patrick's Academy, Ursuline College in Louisville, KY and got her teaching certificate at Chadron State College. She taught school for a few years before marrying Duane Kahl on August 23, 1954. They moved to their farm southeast of Sidney and raised their nine children, residing there for 61 years. They moved to an assisted living community in Bellevue in 2016 to be near the children in the Omaha area.

Throughout her life, Kay enjoyed reading, sewing, baking and volunteering. Kings Daughters and 4-H were her focus while raising her family. Later on, she spent many hours with the church and Rummage House to help the community of Sidney.

When her younger children were in high school, she returned to teaching at St. Patricks High School, continuing to work for the church and Religious Education programs after the school closed.

Once Duane retired from farming in 1999, the two traveled to many destinations in the US, but especially enjoyed their European trip to visit England, France and Scotland.

A lifelong student, she returned to school to learn computer skills and renew her teaching certificate. She continued substitute teaching until age 75.

Her greatest joys in her late life were the grand and great-grandchildren. Upon moving to the Omaha area, the drop in visits and outings for their various activities were special.

Kathleen is survived by her children Willam, Kathy, D. Edward, Charles and wife Cheryl, Thomas and wife Danielle and Julie and husband Erik Williams; son-in-law Tim Buras; grandchildren Karri and husband Scott, Daniel and wife Beth, Kevin, Sarah and husband Nate, Gretchen, Morgan, Benjamin, Ava, Ethan, Maura and Sidney; great-grandchildren Claire, Quinn, Jack, Ily, Hadley, Everly and Sophia; also her sisters Pat Perito, Jayne McIntosh and Barbara Conte.

Kathleen joins her family in heaven, her parents McKinley and Frances; husband, Duane, sisters Mary Jo Grote and Rosalyn Burns; daughter Jana Buras; sons Stephen and Stanley and daughter-in-law Tonya.

 

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