Ginger L. Kahler

  • Born: September 25, 1970
  • Died: March 14, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

gayandciha@gayandciha.com
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family


Ginger L. Kahler, 45, of Iowa City, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Oregon, Illinois on March 14, 2016 under the compassionate care of hospice after years of battling pulmonary hypertension.

Ginger was born September 25, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona; daughter of Joseph Stacey & Evelyne (Gehant) McConnaughay. She married Scott Kahler on October 18, 2002. Ginger and Scott are members of Grace Community Church in North Liberty. She was a loving wife and supportive sister who had a passion for baking cookies and fundraising to raise awareness for pulmonary hypertension (PH).

Ginger's family includes her husband, Scott Kahler of Iowa City; brother and sisters, Clark (Robin) Stacey of Texas, La Troy Townsend or Arizona, Jeff Boyenga of Illinois, Joe (Kathy) Stacey Jr. of Arizona, Lisa (Tom) Schrader of Illinois, Amy Boyenga of Arizona, Barbara (Tom) Altenburg of Illinois, Barbara Boyenga-Charon of Arizona, Misty Halti of New Mexico, and Demel (Tommy) Rivera of Arizona; Parents: Joseph Stacey of Texas and Evelyne McConnaughay of Arizona; mother & father In-law, Wayne and Dorothy Kahler of Iowa; siblings in-law: Doug (LaVonne) Kahler, Terri (Mark) Taylor, Greg (Laura) Kahler, Brenda Enlow, Randy Kahler, and Rhonda Kahler. Her family also includes many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 2-6 p.m., Saturday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where remarks will be shared throughout the afternoon. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in memory of Ginger.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Seems like yesterday and yet a year has passed. Ginger's life and all those who touch her could feel her love and kindness. I miss her very much but knowing my belief in Jesus great surprise for all who believe I will see her again one fine day

Posted by Judy Barkalow - Coralville, IA - Friend   March 17, 2017

My deepest sympathy to the entire Kahler family.

Warm regards,
Linda Poggenpohl

Posted by Linda Poggenpohl - Archdale, NC - Friend   March 24, 2016

Scott,

I'm so sorry to hear about Ginger. She will be truly missed. Stay strong.

Kaye

Posted by Kaye Schlimmer - Mes, AZ - Friend   March 22, 2016

My sincere condolences to the Kahler family and all of Ginger's loved ones. Your memory will always be treasured and you will never be forgotten.

May God grant you eternal rest and may perpetual life shine upon you. May your soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Rest in Peace Ginger.

Mary Russo

Posted by Mary Russo - Milwaukee, WI - Friend   March 19, 2016

Scott,

You have my deepest sympathies and condolences. Your happy memories of your wife is wrapped in love to be treasured and remembered forever. You are a good guy Scott. Take care.

Posted by Lori Weldon Peters - Solon, IA - Friend   March 19, 2016

I met Ginger when I worked with her at the Center for Conferences at U of Iowa. We became good friends and when she met Scott she found the love she had wanted!

We had many good time laughing and remember her positive outlook no matter how much life tried to keep her from smiling. Her health was always an issues since childhood but she took it in stride and carried on as though it was only a bump in journey of life!

Unfortunately my husband and I are unable to attend the memorial but I will carry her memory with me forever!

In peace and many prayers
Judy Barkalow
Donald Brown

Posted by Judy Barkalow Donald Brown - Coralville, IA - Friend   March 17, 2016

Candle

When my brother married Lisa I gained a sister after a lifetime with only brothers. After meeting Ginger and spending time with her I felt I gained two sisters. Her sense of humor and smile were always present and I'm sure what helped her kick PH for as long as she did. I had the honor of helping to take care of her in her last week. Ginger held on to her sense of humor for as long as she could. May you enjoy making them laugh in Heaven, breathing easy and pain free.

Posted by Cathy Zitelman - Oregon, IL - Family   March 17, 2016

I met Ginger while working at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics back in the 90's. Even back then, she was one of the most positive people I have ever met. She had health problems and struggled with them even then. One thing you could depend on is a smile from her that would light up the room. She had a funny sense of humor and a great laugh. These past few years Ginger struggled considerably with her health, but she always found time to travel to see family and make her wonderful cookies! She was a fighter through and through. I pray that Scott and her family find peace, as she is no longer in discomfort. I am sure she is laughing and having a ball watching over us, but now doing it without having to fight to breathe easily! God Bless You Ginger, you will be missed!

Posted by Teri Collins - Cedar Rapids, IA - Friend   March 17, 2016

Candle

Scott our hearts go out to you. We all want you to know that we are thinking about you during this hard time in your life.
God Bless you and keep you,
John and Carole Jones Family
Tod Kahler
Tami Kahler Tegtmeier
Jennifer Jones

Posted by John and Carole Jnes and Family - Cedar Rapds, IA - Friend   March 17, 2016


Family Album

Wayne & Dorothy, Scott & Ginger
Scott & Ginger 2-17-2012
LaVonne & Ginger, 3-22-14
PH Fundraising Group - 9-20-14
Kahler Family 3-24-13

Family Album

Ginger, LaVonne & Helen, Gummy Bear Margaritas, 7-3-14
Cookies Ginger made for 7-4-14