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Fred Kahler

June 2, 1940 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Fred was born in Gettysburg, PA, on June 2, 1940, to Fred H. Kahler, Jr and Ruth Chamberlain Kahler. He passed away on November 5, 2021 in Shreveport, LA.   After many moves around the country and numerous entrepreneurial adventures, he settled in Shreveport in the late ’60s. With his innovative, forward-thinking, can-do attitude, he led the way for the development of the Auto Mall Business Park, “ Shreveport Works” slogan, and automobile dealerships across the US.
His legacy is much greater than his business successes. Fred leaves, to remember him with great love, his wife of 31 years, Karen Marazzini Kahler, and his children: James Sean Hendrix (Caroline), Katrina Marie LaBauve (Candace), Kristin Jeanette Mosura, and Chad Anthony Hendrix (Karen). His beloved grandchildren, Dixie Grace and Cord Michael Hendrix; Kale Joseph and Konnor Anthony LaBauve; Addison Elizabeth, Michael Steven,III, and Mason Stafford Mosura; Zackary Tyler Colton (Jami), Bailey Ann and Wyatt Anthony Hendrix; and great- grandchildren Jacob, Tommy and Zack Colton.
Fred is also survived by his brother David Kahler (Jane) and sister Janice Kahler Smith (Andy), stepmother Juanita Kahler and half-sister Karen Kahler Parker, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Fred knew his life would be soon over, and thanked God for all he had been given. He looked forward to Heaven, and seeing once again his infant son, and daughter Kimberly Ann. Fred looked forward to seeing Christ, to thank Him for using him here on earth, “just as he was.”
Fred and Karen were so blessed by the caring staff of Willis Knighton Cancer Center, Ochsner’s surgical team, led by Dr. Cherie-Ann Nathan, and most recently, the team at Willis Knighton North 2 West: Dr. Michael Broadwell, and his precious nursing staff: Margo, TaKameria, Haley, Jasmine, Tyler and Jacob.
Visitation will be held at Osborn Funeral Home Thursday, November 11th, from 5pm - 7pm. A memorial service will be held at Broadmoor Baptist Church, Friday, November 12th, at 10am. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery 3700 St Vincent Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103.
The family requests that memorials be made to The Arc Caddo Bossier GREAT program 351 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 11, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Forest Park Cemetery
3700 St. Vincent Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71103

Church
Friday
November 12, 2021

10:00 AM
Broadmoor Baptist Church
4110 Youree Drive
Shreveport, La 71104

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