Robert William Kahre

October 9, 1928October 16, 2020

Robert “Bob” Kahre, 92, of Evansville, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020, at The Good Samaritan Home. He was born on October 9, 1928, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Bernhardt and Amelia Kahre.

Bob graduated from Reitz High School. He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. He served in the US Army from 1950-1953, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. Bob was a Tool and Dye Engineer for 40 years, working at Kahre Brothers, Kent Plastics and the Ball Corporation. After retirement, he served in Laborers for Christ for seven years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy I. Kahre; brothers, Charles, Gilbert, Albert, Alvin, and Bernie; and a sister, Bernice.

Bob is survived by his son, Gregory A. Kahre (Janice); daughters, Wanda Kahre, Judy Denton and Dawne M. Fowler (Lance); grandchildren, Ben Kahre, Christopher Garrett, Deanna Koon, Stephanie Charlefour, Justin Gatewood and Megan Gatewood; five great grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Hahne and brother, James Kahre.

A private Funeral Service will be held with entombment at Alexander Memorial Park. Bob’s funeral will be live streamed on Tuesday, October 20th beginning at 10:50 a.m. at

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. Condolences may be offered at


  • Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer


  • Private Funeral Service will be held.


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Keith Hueftle

October 19, 2020

Shared time with Bob and Dot a year or so at Protestant Home. Got rides to church with them a few times. Bob and Dot were a sweet couple. Arm in arm every day coming and going to the dining room. Funny picture: Bob moving ahead after meals, Dot pulling back yet to finish a conversation . Dot was obviously the social one, and Bob at that point in his life at least, a loner----except for his Dot, on whom he doted. I don't know how we go on living when the one we love so much has gone. And we don't, not for long, as we see with Bob. Thank God now for his life; and thank God again and again for such loving that He allows us in this life.


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