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“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...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Barkalow - Coralville, IA

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Kahler family. Warm regards, Linda Poggenpohl ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Poggenpohl - Archdale, NC

“Scott, I'm so sorry to hear about Ginger. She will be truly missed. Stay strong. Kaye ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kaye Schlimmer - Mes, AZ - Friend

“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. ...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Russo - Milwaukee, WI

“Scott, You have my deepest sympathies and condolences. Your happy memories of your wife is wrapped in love to be treasured and remembered forever....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Lori Weldon Peters - Solon, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Barkalow Donald Brown - IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy Zitelman - Oregon, IL

“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...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Teri Collins - Cedar Rapids, IA

“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...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John and Carole Jnes and Family - IA


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.