Lester Jacob Kahrig

July 30, 1926May 12, 2018

Lester Jacob Kahrig, 91, of Pataskala, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He was born on July 30, 1926, in Lewisville, OH, a son to the late Lawrence and Ella (Christman) Kahrig. Lester was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He also wrote a book “Memoirs of a Kahrig” that is in the library of congress and was an organ donor who donated a kidney for his brother. Lester is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Eula Kahrig; children, Rhonda (Charles) Ortt of Columbus, Scott (Jeanne) Kahrig of Pataskala and June (Joe) Sipl of Hilliard; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Herman Kahrig, Dortha Matz, Vera Crock, Leora Cruise, Doris Kahrig, Rodney Kahrig, Kenneth Kahrig and Lloyd Kahrig and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Dannie Kahrig and siblings, Virgil Kahrig, Francis Kahrig, William Kahrig, Roger Kahrig and Martha Uppole. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, OH 43062. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Angie Sherer officiating. Interment will follow at Middle Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 260, Columbus, OH 43231 or American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228, in Lester’s memory.


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lester Jacob Kahrig

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Tom & Jeannette Fries

May 24, 2018

Today was the first we heard about Lester's passing....We are so saddened, however, we think back of all the great fun times we had =going to the Amish Ctry. -playing cards, social security and hitting every restaurants we could... When we think of Lester - we always remember that sweet smile and kind heart.
He will be missed but know he has a home in heaven and has touched many people in his 91 years. In sympathy to Eula and family.... Tom and Jeannette

Michael Parr

May 19, 2018

Have known Lester for many years. Always willing to help no matter what. My condolences to Eula & family. Prayers to all also. Mike Parr

Skip Hoovler

May 18, 2018

I would like to extend My and my families' condolences to the Kahrig family. I think that my thoughts are the thoughts of many of the people that knew him and they are simply-- Lester was one of, if not the absolute, best human beings I have been privileged to know.