Eugene Kahler

ARKANSAS—Eugene John Kahler, “Gene,” 59, of Arkansas, formerly of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 1, 2022, at his home.
Born Dec. 15, 1962, in Wilmington, he was the son of Eugene S. Kahler and Helen A. Ziller. Gene graduated from Wilmington High School in 1981. He was a lifelong Union Sheet Metal and HVAC worker. He owned and operated his own business, Kahler Air located in Springdale, AR. Gene was an avid racer spending many days out on the track with friends. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Gene had a wild and carefree spirit and lived every day to the fullest.
Survivors include his fiancé, Tara Knauls; daughter, Jessica (Jeremy) Penfield; grandchildren; Stella, Jeremy Jr. and Weston; son, Jay Mashburn and mother, Helen Ziller; sisters, Veronica (Marty) Orr and Valerie Newirth (Patrick Sharpton).
Gene was proceeded in death by his father, Eugene S. Kahler and brother, Edward I. Kahler.
Celebration of Life in Gene's honor will be held at a later date.