Victor (Vic) Kahl

September 23, 1928 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 90)

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Victor (Vic) Kahl, 90, of Hayesville passed

peacefully into heaven early Saturday

morning, August 3, 2019. He was surrounded

by his loving family. Vic was a kind and

gentle man who loved the Lord.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Vic

was born September 23, 1928 in Ashland County to John H. and Susie M. (Whisler) Kahl.

He was a lifetime resident of Ashland County and graduated from Hayesville High School in 1946. Vic

met the love of his life, Marcella (Sally) Tugend,

on the bus when he was in the third grade. They were married on November 28, 1948 at the

Mohicanville Community Church and spent the next 70 years loving and caring for each other.

In 1968, the construction of State Route 30 forced them to physically move their home one mile west

where they would raise their daughter Kimberly. Mr. Kahl was a Marine and served in the Korean War,

1952-1954. He was awarded a Purple Heart. Vic made many lifelong friends during his tour of duty.

As a veteran he continued to serve by presiding over the Hayesville Memorial Day parade for many


He also took pride in speaking at local Veterans Day programs. Upon his return from active duty, he

purchased the Kimber-Lane dairy farm that he operated with his family for the rest of his life. Vic

milked registered holstein cattle and was also well known for testing milk and breeding cattle. He was

a lifetime member of the Ohio Holstein Association and the FFA. In addition to farming, Vic was a

Hillsdale School bus driver for 54 years. He enjoyed getting to know the families and hauling students

to school and to their extra curricular events. Vic was an avid Falcon Fan and attended thousands of

Hillsdale sporting events and activities. He was often greeted with, “I rode your bus!” Vic’s faith,

church, and church family were an integral part of his life. He was a member of the Hayesville United

Methodist Church. He served his church in various ways. He was on the Administrative Board for over

50 years and also served as the chairman. He helped build the church parsonage and also was involved

in the church basement project. His strong faith guided him throughout his lifetime. Vic’s pride and joy

was his family. He loved his grandchildren with all his heart and attended all of their activities. He

enjoyed fishing with family and friends at Lake Erie, piloting his own plane, snowmobiling with the

Barnstormers of Hayesville, and coaching youth softball. He served on the Zoning Board and was a

previous member of the Hayesville Lions Club. Mr. Kahl is survived by his wife, daughter Kim (Bill)

Rogers; grandchildren, Dexter (Allison Gross), Adrianna, and Jaxston; sister-in-law, Phyllis Kahl,

many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant granddaughter,

Bond Kaylee Rogers; brother, R. Blair Kahl, sister, Lela (Roger) Hazen; sisters-in-law, Louella Tugend

and Myrene Tugend, and a brother-in-law, Richard Tugend. Vic was blessed with many new friends at

the Brethren Care facilities. A special thank you to all those who took such wonderful care of Vic at

Med Central in Mansfield, Dr. Katherine Exten and her staff, the nursing center at Brethren Care and

Belmont Tower. Also, the Wasen Rehabilitation Center and the Hospice staff who cared for Vic were

exceptionally loving and kind. The family will receive family and friends Friday, August 9, 2019 from

4-8 p.m. at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville. A celebration of Vic’s extraordinary life will be held

on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11 a.m., at the Hayesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Paula

Archdeacon officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Vic will be laid

to rest in the Vermillion Cemetery. The Ashland County Honor Guard will conduct military rites. The

family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Hayesville United Methodist Church, 44

S. Mechanic St., P.O. Box 146, Hayesville, Ohio 44838; or the Vic Kahl Memorial Scholarship Fund,

806 Twp. Rd. 1894, Ashland, Ohio 44805. Online condolences may be made at

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August 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

Funeral Service
August 10, 2019

11:00 AM
Hayesville United Methodist Church
44 S. Mechanic Street
Hayesville, Ohio 44838

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