In Memory of

Mark William Kahley

May 16, 1968 - July 31, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Mark William Kahley

Mark William Kahley

Born: May 16, 1968
Died: July 31, 2020
Age: 52

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Mark William Kahley, the son of Kenneth and Karen (Lidman) Kahley, was born May 16, 1968, in Spencer, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his early education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1987.  He continued his education at Wartburg College, where he majored in Business and minored in Economics, and ran XC all four years graduating in 1991.

      After college, Mark worked throughout the midwest in retail sales for many years.  He married Heather Kabrick on August 11, 2001 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Following their marriage, he continued his career in retail sales most currently as a Dept. Manager for Menard’s where he worked since it’s opening at the Spencer store in 2006.  He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer and was a past member of the Spencer Jaycees.

     Mark passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the age of 52 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Glen & Thelma Kahley and Joe & Karle Breidinger.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Heather of Spencer; three children: Noah Dudley of Ankeny, IA, Chloe Kahley of Spencer, IA and Saddie Kahley of Spencer, IA; his parents: Kenneth and Karen Kahley of Spencer; two brothers: Brad (Sarah) Kahley and their children: Leah & Lauren of Mendota Heights, MN & Stephen Kahley of Denver, CO; Mother in law: Sandra Kabrick of Spencer, IA; Brothers in laws:  Chris (Siri) Kabrick of Fairmont, MN & their children: Faith, Gracia and Norah, Ryan (Mandy) Kabrick of Spencer, & their children: Sophie & Lizzie; Nieces: Ashley (Jacob) Franker of Spencer & their child, Jace & Lindsay Kabrick and Brennan Holm of Ankeny, IA, & their child, Conrad; two uncles: Dan (Mary) Breidinger-Molly of Davenport, IA, and Joseph Jr. Breidinger of Anchorage, AK;  One aunt: Kay Fether (Brant) of Modesto, CA; other relatives and many friends.





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SERVICES
Funeral services will be held 10:00 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.  The funeral services will be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook page.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jennifer Henry and Pastor Jeff Geiger
CASKET BEARERS
Brad Kahley
Stephen Kahley
Noah Dudley
Peter Zimmerann
Bill Pingel
Doyle McKeever
VISITATION
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday August 4th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.  Social distancing will be observed and masks will be encouraged but not required at the visitation and funeral services.
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“Ken, Karen, Brad and Steve,

I was so heartbroken to learn of Mark’s passing. I’ll always remember him as the little brother who desperately wanted to play with “the big kids.” I knew he had been fighting cancer for awhile and obviously “fought the good fight,” but that doesn’t make the final outcome any easier. I know what it means to lose a brother and the void which such a loss leaves. At least his ordeal is over and he can now enjoy Heaven’s many wonders while you start to heal.

May God heal your pain quickly.
- Kirk Johnson
Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 3:18 PM
“My family and I are saddened by the passing of Mark. He was a warm, wonderful person that always brightened your day when you met him. We will pray for him and his family.”
- Rich Manzer
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“Although I did not know Mark as a friend, I was one of the many people whom he treated with respect when I needed help while in the Menard's store in Spencer. He always seemed to go the extra mile to find the answer for any question I might have, and I felt like he enjoyed his job and respected the customers who came into the store. I always found him to be quite knowledgeable, and I also respected his knowledge. His absence has been--and will be--noticed.”
- Dave Schwaller
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“Prayers for your family. The Means Family ”
- Marcene Means
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“So sorry for your loss
Always enjoyed visiting with Mark anytime I ran into him. Will miss him .

Prayers to you all”
- Jim Montgomery
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:54 AM
“Thinking of your family now. I want them to know how much joy and laughter we shared running the miles together at Wartburg College on the XC team. Your sense of humor, kindness and commradere are not forgotten.

With much love...your friend,
Sterling Kingery”
- Sterling Kingery
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“Heather and family- I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Kim Hoy
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:31 AM
“I am truly saddened to hear of Mark's passing. He was always very kind to me and always had a smile. My prayers and thoughts to his family.”
- Lori
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:31 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to Marks family, friends and colleagues. Mark was always so friendly and easygoing. It was nice seeing him when we would stop by Menards. He will be missed.

Dan and Mari, Dan's Electric ”
- Dan and Mari Duncan
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:31 AM
“Karen, Ken, Brad, Stephen, Heather and family,
Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Mark, for his kindness, his caring and his wonderful smile. Going to Menards and knowing he was there to talk to and catch up on things was always something we looked forward to. May your treasured memories be of comfort to help you through this difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Julie (Culshaw) Ingvall
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:31 AM
“When my parents shared with me this morning of Mark’s passing I was deeply saddened. I grew up with Mark starting in elementary school and graduated with him. When I think of the years I was around him not one negative thought comes to mind, he was a great guy. Mark was part of a wonderful family and my deepest sympathies go out to them.”
- Brian Albrecht
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:30 AM
“Heather, Ken and Karen our thoughts are with you. Let God hold you in his arms during this difficult time. Remember the good times.”
- Sheldon and Mary Olson
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 8:39 PM
“Ken, Karen and family, please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. You are in our prayers.”
- Dave & Mary Brostrom
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:25 PM
“May the family heal in time for Chris, Ryan and Heather.”
- Per Clarke
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:24 PM
“Heather, Kids, family and friends of Mark,
My heartfelt sympathies to all of you...please know I keep you close in my heart and pray for your comfort and peace. Mark was a "one of a kind" guy and helped me on more than one occasion with a "simple" project at Menards. I believe I even got an eye roll and a chuckle a few times. Mark lived life to his fullest and it's very apparent that he was loved and loved you all dearly in the video. Those memories will sustain you through difficult days and will always be with you. He will be missed by many.”
- Michelle Albrecht
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:22 PM
“Ken, Karen, Brad, Stephen, Heather, Noah, Chloe, and Sadie and the rest of Marks family. My prayers are with you and for you. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time, and the times ahead. Mark and his brothers lived across the street from me when I was growing up. They were the younger brothers I didn't have! Markers was mischievous, and funny! Mark and I always spoke when I would shop at Menards. We often hugged, talked about old times, and our kids. He always had a smile and a positive attitude. I will miss seeing him there, and having our chats. God blessed you all with a loving , and kind son, son-in-law, brother-in-law, Brother, Husband and Dad, and the rest if us with a friend. He will be missed dearly, and cherish your loving memories of Mark. My God bless you and keep you close. ”
- Lisa Buchan
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:21 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to Heather and kids, and to Ken, Karen, Brad, Stephen and families. Mark was such a sweet person. Always friendly and had an infectious smile. May all your warm memories provide comfort in your sadness. John & Susan Zulk”
- Susan Zulk
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 1:15 PM
“Heather & Family, We are so so sorry for your loss. Keep God in your prayers and he will guide you through the weeks ahead, and let yourself remember the good times. God bless you and your family,”
- Tom & Connie Connor
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM
“To the entire Kahley family, we are so sorry for your loss. Mark was a kind and special person. He always had a smile for us. We have many great memories of our families at the lake. May God wrap you all in his love during these difficult times. Love to you all. ”
- Carrie Nelson & Rick Stoppelmoor
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM
“Ken, Karen, Brad, Steven & family, Sending prayers for comfort and peace during this time. I can’t begin to imagine what you’re feeling now, but hope happy memories of Mark will fill your hearts. Love, Jennifer”
- Jennifer Berg Economos
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM
“To all in the Kahley and Kabrick families I extend to you my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.
All of you are in my prayers as you through the days ahead.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM
“Mark was a great guy and a good friend. He always had a smile. Just seeing him would make me smile. I will miss him! I am so sorry for your loss!!”
- Joe Quail
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“I am sending my deepest sympathy to all of the Kahley Family. Mark was such a kind and caring man with such a positive attitude. Cherish all the memories that you now hold so dear. ”
- Jill Meyer
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“My heartfelt sympathies over Mark’s passing. What a kind soul, who had a smile for everyone he met. ”
- Janet Boyens
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:28 PM
“We are very sad to hear of Marks passing. He was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. Praying for the family to find peace and comfort.”
- Kim Wilson & Matt Kuehler
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5:13 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Mark was such a good guy, he will be so missed.”
- Joan Wimmer
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“My sincere and deepest sympathies to all !
My prayers are for peace in your hearts ! ”
- Rhonda Olson
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“Karen, Ken & family, so very sorry to hear of Mark.s passing. I have always been told God always receives the best for His Kingdom and Mark has a special place there now with his Lord & Savior. Hold all your memories close to your hearts and he will be forever near. May you all find peace & strength in the Lord during this most difficult time. God's blessings.

- Pat & Eldon Larsen
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“Wow!! What to say!! You all have our deepest sympathy!! I don't know that I have ever known anyone who was so positive about his illness! Always a smile!! He leave quite a legacy for you, his family! He would want you to be the same way! May God's arms continue to hold you during this sad time for you! Love and hugs to all of you!!
Les and Karen”
- Les and Karen Buchholz
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4:55 PM
“I’m so sorry for your loss, Heather. What a challenging time you have gone through. What hurt, sadness, despair you must feel. All my love and sympathies is being sent to you and your family. Hang tight to the wonderful memories you have and keep shining your beautiful smile. Keep going, keep honoring Mark and all he brought to your world and beyond! ”
- Nickie Froiland
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:46 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Kahley Family. Mark was my manager in the electrical department for many years. We are deeply saddened at his loss! Mark is in heaven now with Jesus!”
- Dave and Barb Ross
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:39 PM
“Heather and family, I am so very for your loss. May your memories help you thru these difficult days. Hugs and prayers.”
- CARMA PECK
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:39 PM
“Heather and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. May God give you peace and comfort.”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:38 PM
“Heather and family. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Mark was a wonderful person. ”
- John, Heidi and Owen Kirschbaum
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:38 PM
“My deepest sympathy Ken and Karen...Hugs!”
- Sharon Roghair
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:38 PM
“Heather,Ken,Karen and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . May God give you peace and comfort.”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Mark was a great boss, friend, and all-around person. My deepest condolences to his family and friends for this tragic loss. ”
- Nick Curry
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Ken, Karen and Family. 45 years ago we moved to Spencer. Brad, Mark, Steve, Tom Berg, my brother Mike and I were all thick as thieves. The group did everything together for years. While we have fallen out of touch as we have gotten older, those memories of our youth will never be forgotten. You have our sincerest condolences on the loss of Mark.”
- Ed Toebes
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Ken, Karen and family, my thoughts are with you. ”
- Vickie Peters
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Mark was a kind and wonderful human being. I hadn’t had much contact with him in many years until I ran into him at okoboji a couple years ago. He remembered stories and happenings from school and sports together that just amazed me he had kept in his mind. Mark was a genuine man who left a very lasting memory for all who knew him. I pray his family finds comfort and peace in this hard time. God bless you Mark and thank you for the light you brought this world.”
- John Montgomery
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Deepest sympathies to Mark's family! He was really a good guy! Mark always had a smile on his face and a warm welcome to everyone! He will surely be missed”
- Matt Starkson
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Heather and family, so very, very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Jan Rusk.”
- Jan Rusk
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10:31 AM
“Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was such a kind and friendly person. I remember him beating me in track when we were in high school. He gave me a hard time about that forever. Always willing to help and went the extra mile if you had questions at Menards. My heart goes out to you all. If there us anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.”
- Tangy Griffin
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:59 AM
“Mark was one of the kindest people I have ever met! I was blessed to see him often! My heart goes out to all of you. Please let us know if there is anything at all that you need! Sending love, hugs and prayers!”
- Dawn Green Fletcher
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:59 AM
“Karen & Ken, Heather and Family, Mark fought a courage battle. What a trooper he was that you can be proud of! Our sincere condolences for your loss of an all around great guy! Hold tight to your memories. May he rest in peace! Mark & Sue”
- Sue Hallett
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:59 AM
“Heather and Family, Ken, Karen, Brad and Stephen, our sympathies for your loss of Mark. I will always remember his smile and great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Mark & Brenda Bauermeister & family
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“Mark was a good friend in school and a great competitor. I hadn't seen him in 20+ years and I bump into him at Menards and we caught up quickly on the time that had passed. Still brings a smile to my face thinking how genuinely happy he was that day. Brought back a lot of great memories. Please know that there are many others like myself whose lives Mark touched. A great guy who will be missed by many.”
- Aaron Reed
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:36 PM
“Our condolences to Heather and family, Ken and Karen. Sorry for your loss. I have known Mark for years since coaching Noah in baseball but he was always my main man at Menards. Always a smile and warm greeting. We would talk about his health and he was very positive. He would always tell me, "I am the luckiest guy." My wife and family love me no matter what happens and that is what is important. He had an amazing spirit. Cherish his memories. Dale & Tami Kroll family”
- DALE KROLL
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“SO very sorry to hear marks passing! Well will miss his positive attitude always happy and enjoyed Cell telling stories about his childhood he will truly be missed God be with you all”
- SHIRLEY DYKSHOORN
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“Mark was a great neighbor and co-worker! He will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers for his family.”
- Terry Bergendahl
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“Heather and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Rhonda & Steve Essick
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Kahley Family with the loss of Mark. We will always remember Mark’s warm smile and his kindness whenever we saw him. He will be greatly missed!”
- Roger and Sherrie Green
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“Saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Our condolences go out to both the Kahley and Kabrick family’s. Cherish all of the memories - we lost a good one.”
- Mike & Darlene Carlson
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“Mark was a great co worker and an even better friend. He will truly be missed.”
- Mike Baker
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:55 AM
“So sad to hear of Mark's passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
- Molly Quinn A.
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Mark. You have our condolences. Prayers to you all. May God wrap his arms around you .”
- Dale and Joyce Bennett family
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“To the Kahley family - We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
- Duane & Joan Kallsen
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“Kahley Family: Sorry to hear of Marks passing. We always looked for him when shopping in Menards. Always knew us and greeted us with his smile. Sending our deepest Sympathy and Hugs!”
- Chuck and Donna Tielbur
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the Kahley family. I have fond memories of our families spending time at the lakes. Praying For God’s comfort. ”
- Michele Landhuis Schultz
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“We are very sorry to hear about Mark. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have. Our thoughts are with you!”
- Tom and Donna Malmgren
Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:54 AM
“Heather and family... our deepest sympathies to all. Mark will be missed by all whose lives he touched.”
- Deb and Dave Wooscock
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“My Sympathy for the entire family. Mark was always a kind person!”
- Diane Mozena
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“We were so sorry to hear about Mark. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Denny and Kaye price”
- Dennis and Kaye Orice
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“We are very sorry about your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts.”
- Robin and David Munson
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“So sad to hear of Mark’s passing - sending our deepest condolences to the Kahley family ”
- Jill Esterly Jayne
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“From all of us in Alaska and New Zealand we are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We treasure our memories of good times we shared. ”
- Breidinger Family
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. We send our condolences. ”
- The Rosales Family
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 3:57 PM
“On behalf of the staff at SHS, our condolences to you. Sending our love to you. Elli Wiemers”
- Elli Wiemers
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:26 PM
“Ken, Karen and family, sending my deepest sympathy, prayers and love. May God surround you with his presence and bless you during this very sad time.
Love, Jo”
- Jo Taylor Wenisch
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 2:26 PM
“So very sorry for your loss.
Sincerely,
Margaret and Mel”
- Margaret and Mel Molitor
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:54 PM
“Heaven gained a really great one! Our hearts go out to the Kahley family during this difficult time! Thoughts and prayers to you all! Hugs! ”
- Scott and Leslie Patten
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:51 PM
“Heather and family, God gained another angel-- one to watch over you from the heavens. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God wrap his loving arms around you all.”
- Marilyn Bock
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11:37 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family. He will me missed a great deal. ”
- Scott Merchant
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:55 AM
“Ken, Karen and family, we are so sorry to hear that Mark passed away. He has been enduring his health problems for too long. You have our deepest sympathy.”
- Gene,Mary,Shawn & Lane Huston
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 9:54 AM
“Heather and family-
We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. We will keep you all in our prayers and hope your memories will bring you some comfort. Our sincerest sympathy...
Mike and Julie Tjebben”
- Julie Tjebben
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:49 AM
“I am very sorry!! Mark was a great man to work with!! I really enjoyed working with him!! Going to miss him! From the plumbing team at menards you have our condolences!!”
- Kelli Spaans
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:49 AM
“We are so sorry.”
- Terry Jespersen
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:49 AM
“We are so very sorry for the loss of Mark. What a great guy. Loved our talks about anything and everything. He always had a smile on his face that we will all miss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. We are a phone call away for anything. ”
- Lance and Janelle Winther and Family
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM
“Today, we lost a really good friend. We love you and miss you Mark. Heather, Chloe and Sadie along with the Kahley family, you have our deepest sympathies. Please let us know if we can anything to ease the pain.”
- Pete & Tammy Zimmermann
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:00 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. My prayers for your family during this time. ”
- Brenda Griffin
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