Ann Reese Kiehl
July 21, 1959 – July 6, 2018
Ann Reese Kiehl was born on July 21, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland to Richard and Carolyn Kiehl. Ann passed away after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on July 6, 2018.
Ann was one of four children, having three siblings James, Caroline and Jane. Ann studied Applied Mathematics at Michigan State University and ultimately earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Applied Arts from University of North Florida. In high school Ann was an exceptional athlete and student. Ann was awarded the B’nai B’rith Award being recognized regionally for her outstanding athletic and academic achievements. Upon graduation from Portage Central High School (Michigan) Ann received the award for “The Most Outstanding Female Athlete”. She excelled in swimming having competed at a national level, in tennis serving as captain playing the number one singles spot, in varsity volleyball and varsity golf.
Ann spent over 30 years in El Dorado County California. She was immensely grateful for her friends. Those that knew her considered Ann to be kind, warm, gracious and giving. Days after her passing the common words shared by friends and acquaintances were “we had never met a more grateful person”. She truly appreciated the kindnesses from the heart and always made a point to reciprocate. Her gratitude was genuine; she thanked profusely and then would often profess "we are all lucky to have the Lord’s blessings”. Her faith guided her.
Her ultimate joy came from her two sons Antone and Thomas. She was proud of everything they accomplished, always sharing every detail with enthusiasm. Ann was confident that Tony and Tommy would fulfill her dream of furthering their education, maximizing their God given talents, and living fulfilling, generous and productive lives.
Ann is survived by her two sons, Antone Michael Gaschler and Thomas John Gaschler; her sisters Caroline Tortolani and her husband Stephen; Jane Novach and her husband Greg; and her nieces and nephews - Christopher, John and Lucy Tortolani and Oliver Dichtel. Ann is predeceased by her parents Carolyn and Richard Kiehl, and her brother James Richard Kiehl.
A Christian Memorial Mass will take place on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 am, with a rosary at 10:30 am, at St Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento Street, Placerville, CA, 95667.
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- Rosary Friday, July 13, 2018
- Memorial Mass Friday, July 13, 2018
- Laid To Rest Friday, July 13, 2018
Ann Reese Kiehl
July 12, 2018
Ann worked for me at the Waffle Shop years ago. She was one of the most hardworking, honest employees I ever had. When she was "on" Ann was one of the best waitresses I have ever seen. Really loved her boys and I remember when her sister Jane was in SF she came to see Ann. She was so excited that someone from her family was going to visit. Last few times I saw her, it was in Pollock Pines and she said she was doing better. RIP Ann. You deserve it.
July 10, 2018
So very sad to hear about Ann's sudden passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with her boys, her sisters Caroline and Jane and their families.
Ginny Tortolani McQueen