Rose Kahler, 72

Rose Marie Kahler passed away March 29, 2020 after a brief bout with cancer at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Burke, SD.

Rose was born June 29, 1947 in Burke, SD to Glen and Lucine (Haidle) Smizer.

She attended school in Burke, graduating from Burke High School in 1966. After graduating, Rose attended beautician school in Nebraska.

She met Paul Kahler in 1968 they were married Sept. 4, 1970 in Winner, SD. To this union, two children were born, Tammy and Tim. They lived in Winner until 1976, when they moved to Sturgis, SD.

In 1980 she moved with her family to Rapid City, where she lived the rest of her life.

Rose did childcare until she retired in 2010. She enjoyed listening to country music, dancing, bingo, going out to lunch with her friends and spending time with her grandkids.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Arnold; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Lucille Kahler and son-in-law, Ira Sharpfish.

Grateful for having shared in Rose’s live are her husband, Paul; her children, Tammy (Brian) Snyder of Burke and Tim (Felicia) Kahler of Rapid City; her grandchildren, Steve Kautz of Burke, Shawn (Monserrat) Sharpfish of Honolulu, HI, Shawna Sharpfish of Burke and Shawntel Sharpfish of Burke; brother-in-law, Rudy (Lori) Kahler of Winner, SD; nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Arrangements are with Kirk Funeral Home of Rapid City.

A private family service will be held on April 13, 2020, with a memorial service to take place at a later date.

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