Jul 31, 2021 6:40 PM

Clarence Floyd Kahle

Posted Jul 31, 2021 6:40 PM

Clarence Floyd Kahle, 93, of Winona, died Wednesday, July 29, 2021, at The Logan County Hospital, in Oakley, KS. He was born November 15, 1927, in rural Logan County, KS. Clarence attended Winona Community School until his 8th grade.

From this time on, farming and ranching were his life. On August 10, 1947, he was united in marriage with Patsy Babst. They celebrated 70 years of marriage. They always enjoyed the yearly summer vacations to the mountains or sightseeing in different states. Clarence was a hard worker all his life. His motto to life was “Never retire and if you do, you gotta keep busy.” In his younger years he and Patsy ran a dairy farm. Clarence always had a herd of cattle to attend to up until the past few years. He enjoyed being out in the fields farming or just driving around looking at the farm ground. Farming was the normal topic of conversation, until grandkids came along and then they were each made to feel very special. He loved old westerns, Dr. Pepper, ice cream before bed and going to the station in Winona daily.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy; parents; Harvey Kahle and Grace (Myers) Council, step-father, A. Dewey Council; brother; Roscoe Kahle; step-brother; Dewey Council, Jr.; brother-in law, Richard Babst and sisters-in-law, Margaret Kahle, Phyllis Council and Hazel Elaine Babst.

Clarence is survived by his children, Kim (John) Bruggeman, of Hoxie, KS and Kurt (Pam) Kahle, of Monument KS; seven grandchildren, Jason (Natalie) Horinek, of Kidder, MO, Cory Horinek, of Topeka, ReChelle Horinek (Dusty Spresser), of Selden, Russ (Angie) Kahle, of Oakley, Nathan Horinek, of Goodland, Evan (Kristy) Kahle, of Monument and Grant (Sharaya) Kahle, of Winona; great-grandchildren, Ashley (Jesse) Miller, of Rexford, Emily Smith (Andy DeGroot), of Olathe, Hayden (Kelsy) Horinek, of Gallatin, MO, Ryley (Caroline) Horinek, of Hamilton, MO, Chase (Gabi) Kennedy, of Hoxie, Lane Horinek, of Kidder, MO, Jared Kennedy, of Hoxie, Samantha Van House, of LaVista, NE, Dominic Palmeri, of Manhattan, Cole Horinek, of Topeka, Aubriella Horinek, of Goodland, Jayde, Parker and Collins Kahle, of Oakley, Brynlee, Piersyn and Hadlee Kahle, of Monument, and Regan Kahle, of Winona, and four great-great grandchildren; Maddilyn and Marcus Miller, of Rexford, Bennett Horinek, of Hamilton, MO and Alec Horinek, of Gallatin MO.

Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley. Funeral Service is 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the United Methodist Church, Winona, with burial in the Winona Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com