Robert “Bobby” Kahler, 55, passed away unexpectedly in Skamania County, Wash.. Bobby was born Aug. 30, 1958, to Margaret and Richard Kahler Sr. in Hood River, Ore.
Services are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Hood River County Cemetery (off Tucker Road near the fire station and St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery).
Bobby grew up in Hood River, participating in FFA, enjoying farming and camping with his family. He graduated from Hood River Valley High School in 1978. His life-long career was farming in the local family orchard.
He enjoyed the outdoors, where he enjoyed farming and raising his son Marcus. He was often seen driving his tractor in the sun, farming with excellence.
Bobby is survived and will be dearly missed by his parents Richard and Margaret Kahler; sister, Deborah Aylett and Earl of Hermiston, Ore., brother Richard Kahler Jr. and Katherine of Hood River, Ore.; his son Marcus Kahler, of Hood River; his two grandchildren, Brent and Paige Kahler, of White Salmon, Wash.; many nieces and nephews and his dog, Rocky.
He was preceded in death by his son Brent Kahler in 1987.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Bobby’s name to Skamania County Search and Rescue aka. Wind River SAR, in care of Spender Dunn, P.O. Box 1135, Carson, WA 98610.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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