W.H. "Bud" Kahlanbeck

May 8, 1926April 9, 2018

William “Bud” Kahlanbeck, age 91 of Ontario, passed away on April 9, 2018 at his home in Ontario, California. He was born May 8, 1926 to Henry and Julia Kahlanbeck in Macomb, Michigan. The family moved to Southern California when he was 4 years old and he lived in the Pomona/Ontario area for more than 60 years.

Bud worked as a truck driver for many years, retiring as a Plant Manager in 1979. He and his wife, Shirley, spent many years traveling in their trailer to the East Coast, Canada, and the Oregon coast. He was a proud Veteran of the US Navy during WWII. He enlisted at 17, and served on the destroyer, USS Edwards (DD619). In later years, he served as President of the USS Edwards Ship Association. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of almost 60 years; daughters, Chris, and her husband Steve Bennett of Upland, Cathy, and her husband Mel Roles of Upland; three grandsons, Evan Bennett and his wife April, Mike Bennett and his wife Desiree and Adam Roles; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Emily Bennett; two great-grandsons, Kahlan and Michael Bennett.

Services will be held on Monday April 16th at Bellevue Memorial Park, North Chapel, 1240 W. G Street, Ontario, CA at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National WWII museum or to Visiting Nurses Association.


  • Shirley Jean Kahlanbeck, Wife
  • Chris and Steve Bennett, Daughter Son-in-law
  • Cathy and Mel Roles, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Evan and April Bennett, Grandson & Spouse
  • Mike and Desiree Bennett, Grandson & Spouse
  • Adam Roles, Grandson
  • Madelyn Bennett, Great Granddaughter
  • Emily Bennett, Great Granddaughter
  • Kahlan Bennett, Great Grandson
  • Michael Bennett, Great Grandson
  • Henry H. Kahlanbeck, Father
  • Julia M. Kahlanbeck, Mother


  • Celebration of Life Service Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Entombement Monday, April 16, 2018

W.H. "Bud" Kahlanbeck

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Greg Kukulka

April 14, 2018

Bud, someone you could expect the unexpected from. A visit to Bud and Shrileys home years ago, upon entering their house one of Shrileys bras hung on the ceiling fan going around and around. Bud simply explains he's helping with the Laundry. Some of the fondness memories spent with Bud and Shriley were at Honey Bear Campground in Gold Beach Oregon. Happy Hour was a special event to look forward to (miller lite, jagermeister and crackers & butter). Bud thank you for being in my life.

Harry Foxwell

April 12, 2018

Sorry to hear of his passing. He served with my father, Earl Foxwell, on the USS Edwards, and provided helpful information about my father's tour in the Pacific. May he and his shipmates be long remembered.

Harry J Foxwell

Kim Pyck

April 11, 2018

I am so sad for your entire family and pray for God’s extra special care for all your broken hearts. 💔

Bud always made me feel extra special and like I was a part of your family when ever I came to visit. I learned about family farkles, fire in the hole and the waving game from this wonderful man and his family. His humor, kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.

He was truly a great blessing to me and will be missed!

Hugs from Indiana,

Kim Pyck