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1932 Donald 2021

Donald J. Kahlig

February 18, 1932 — April 13, 2021

Donald John Kahlig, 89, of Sharpsburg, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio.

He was born on February 18, 1932 in St. Peter, Ohio, to the late William and Victoria (Wendel) Kahlig.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brothers, Norbert Kahlig and Stanley Kahlig; his son-in-law, Chris Fullenkamp; his sister-in-law, Helen Kahlig; and his in-laws, Herb and Georgiana Meiring, Richard and Mary Helen Meiring, Norman and Merilda Dues, and Tom Meiring.

Don was a 1950 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. He worked for Fort Recovery Industries for many years until he retired in 1995. Don loved his family and was a devoted, husband, father, and grandfather, and great grandfather. Don was a devout Catholic and had a deep love for St. Joseph. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Sharpsburg and was a part of the Men's Society at the church. Don served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. During his free time, Don enjoyed woodworking, especially building bird houses. He liked being outdoors cutting firewood, tending to his garden, and raising chickens and cattle.

Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolores Ann (Meiring) Kahlig, whom he married on June 2, 1956; his children, Deacon Dan (Juli) Kahlig of Sharpsburg, Pam Fullenkamp of Sharpsburg, Dave (Marceil) Kahlig of Coldwater, Karen (Mike) Schwieterman of Sharpsburg, and Doug (Barb) Kahlig of Maria Stein; his 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Jean Meiring.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 517 Meiring Road, Fort Recovery, Ohio, 45846. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Fort Recovery American Legion, will follow in St. Paul Cemetery.

Guests may visit with Don's family on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:30 AM until 9:15 AM at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Masses or the Center for Neurological Development, P.O. Box 117, Burkettsville, Ohio 45310.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting


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  • 308 S. Wayne St.
    Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846

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St. Paul Catholic Church
  • 517 Meiring Road
    Fort Recovery, OH - Ohio 45846
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