Helen Kaehler

Helen Kaehler

Helen M. Kaehler, 84, died Monday, July 1, 2019 at her home after a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born December 16, 1934 in Poughkeepsie, NY, daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Bomba) Filler.

Helen graduated from FD Roosevelt High School in 1952 and married her high school sweetheart, Monty Kaehler, on July 4, 1953 at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel.  Helen volunteered at Vassar Bros. Hospital.  She went to work in Dutchess County Family Court in 1964 and served as Deputy Chief Clerk.  She continued on to serve as Deputy Chief Clerk in the NYS Surrogate Court until November, 1996.  Helen was a member of Zonta International Women’s Advocacy organization. Helen enjoyed reading, gardening, sailing, and golf.  She was a member of Dutchess Golf and Country Club, in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Helen, with her husband Monty, retired to Brunswick Plantation in Calabash, NC in 1997 where she continued to golf and enjoy the ocean.  In 2015, they moved to Brightwater Senior Living in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Survivors include her daughter, Kim Kaehler (Dwight) Chamberlain of Greenville, SC; former son-in-law, John J. (Brenda) Dunn; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Kaehler; and sister-in-law, Sandra Filler.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Devon, Luke, and Victoria Chamberlain, and Kelsey and John J. Dunn; & five nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Monfred Kaehler, son, Richard Kaehler, daughter, Kathy Kaehler Dunn, and brother, Edward Filler.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held for Helen and Monty on Friday, July 12 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Brightwater Senior Living, Myrtle Beach.  

Send messages to the family at www.msfh.net.

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Jiggs and Joanne Vetter
Poughkeepsie, NY
Created On: 07/15/2019 23:23:49

Dear Kim and family,

Our deepest condolences to all of you. She was a beautiful woman and dear friend. We will miss her. We are glad we got to speak to her earlier this year. Our prayers are with you all.

Betty Macfarlane Mastrocinque
Created On: 07/05/2019 12:36:25

I am so sorry to hear of the death of my childhood friend. I lived next door to Helen and her family when w were kids. Our fathers worked t the HRSH and our mothers were good friends. Say hello to Nancy & Tom when you get to heaven Helen.

Gina Savoca
101 Brightwater 2314
Created On: 07/02/2019 19:22:42

I am so very sorry for your loss.

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