Ken Kahle, age 61, of Cedar passed away at home June 21, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, June 29th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 207 Whiskey Rd NW, in Isanti. A visitation will be held from 4 – 7 PM Tuesday, June 28th at Strike Life Tributes, 409 Broadway Street NE, in Isanti and also one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery. Following the graveside service a Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held at Sunrise on Englund Shores, 27821 Bayshore Drive NW, (Previously Captain’s) on Long Lake. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research.
Kenneth (Kenny) James Kahle, 61, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 21, 2022. He was born on March 31, 1961 and lived the majority of his life in the Isanti area – serving as mayor from 1993 -1996. Kenny graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Medtronic for 25 years until he happily retired in 2015.
Kenny was a bit of a renaissance man. He was an accomplished musician, loved tinkering in his garage and yard, and boating on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers. Most of all, Kenny loved people.
He is survived by his wife Kimberly; children Hannah and Nicholas; parents Bill and Carol Kahle; siblings Doug, Brad, Billie, Carla (Bonnie). He is also survived by his godson Brice, aunts, uncles, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Lori and nephew Peter.
Louise Duff says
I have known Kenny since Jr high and he has always been a wonderful person.
Sending my prayers and condolences to Ken’s family.
Dale Shortell says
Our condolences and prayers go out to your family. Ken was such a great guy and someone I respected and look up to. He will be sadly missed by many.
RIP Kenny – dear friend, peacemaker, music buddy, brilliant conversationalist- you are sorely missed💕
Steve Lindstrom says
Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family.
Jeff McCann says
RIP Kenny. Prayers to all his family. A top notch guy and goalie!
Bill Smrekar says
Our condolences to Kenny’s family. We had a lot of fun times when Kenny played hockey for me. One of the best goalies to come through our program. I still refer to former students & players as kids, in my mind. And yet they grow up to be wonderful adults, as they were kids.
In my messaging with Kenny, he sure had a good attitude on life.
Again, our condolences to his friends and family along with prayers.
Bill & Barbara Smrekar.
Eric Tingblad says
Such a dear friend when I was playing music with him. Even afterwards when we literally moved further away from each other, we talked on social media and he always was great to talk to. RIP my friend
I am so sorry to hear the news of Kenny. I hope God will Carry you through while you Grieve. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
🙏 for all the kahle family lots of memories from my childhood love y’all Kenny 🎸 heavens doors buddy
Jay Axmann says
My deepest condolences to Kim, Nick and surviving family. I’ve had some really great times making music with Kenny and our other Medtronic friends in Ken’s music studio and always accompanied with the funny conversations. Kenny loved to laugh. Truly great memories, that I’ll never forget. I’ll miss him dearly.
RIP my friend.
I will always have fond memories of Kenny with playing together in the band and watching him easily breeze though college. I have lost a wonderful friend. My deepest condolences to the Kahle family.
ANITA MALARKEY says
Sweet Sweet Kenny,
I believe Jim greeted him at the Gates of Heaven, with all the rest who have gone on before..
Love, Anita Malarkey
Charles H Malmskog says
I had many good conversations with Ken when we worked on projects at Medtronic. He will be missed.
My condolences to the Kahle family.