Bradley Joe ‘Brad’ Kahler

At sunrise, March 15th, Brad’s spirit slipped quietly away and rose with the sun into glory, where he met his savior and intimate companion, Jesus.  Brad was a quiet, contemplative renovator of hearts and homes.

Born in Washington D.C. on January 9, 1943, he settled in Kansas with his family at the age of 13.  Parents: Roland and Verneda (Appel) Kahler (both deceased).  Siblings: Anita (Cobb)(deceased), Carolyn (Knoernschild), Donna (Stirn) and Eddie (deceased at 7).

Brad graduated with honors from Shawnee Mission East High School where he also enjoyed playing sports.  Lawrence became his home while earning his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Counseling Psychology.

While at KU, several new loves arose in his heart that would be cherished the rest of his life.  The first, a deeper love for Christ fostered by his connection with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.  The second, a passion for KU basketball.  The third, Beth Everhart, who struck his heart and bound their souls together.

The two became one on December 23, 1966. They had four daughters and a son; Stacy (Hinman), Kama (Rich), Benjamin (deceased in infancy), Kendra (Oberzan) and Lindsey (Foster).

Ottawa, Ks became their home in ’77 where Brad was a Psychologist at Ottawa Bible Church and Osawatomie State Hospital.  He later started a private practice, Family Tree Counseling Services and founded Ottawa Home Fellowship.

Brad and Beth currently have 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren who have become the crowning affection of their hearts. Brad leaves a legacy of faith, love and curiosity.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is handling funeral services at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 24, at 2:30pm. Visitation precedes from 1:00-2:00 at GEPC. Memorials: Franklin County Cancer Foundation or Visiting Nurses/Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044

Messages & Condolences

From Erin Johnson (Maxwell)...

Beth and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Brad. I have many great childhood memories of him and your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From Larry & Gini Larsen...

Dear Beth,
Our prayers are with you and your family. We know that Brad touched many lives and will be missed by you all. Thank you again for your kindness to our family during our visits to Kansas. We would love to see you if you are ever in the area. You will always have a place in our hearts. Brad was a kind and thoughtful man who extended Christian love and kindness to those he served faithfully in his ministry. As a Christian counselor, he was a great inspiration.
The Larsen Family

From Harley Everhart...

Brad had a love for old Victorian homes. He had a gift and talent for restoration which as a fellow craftsman I appreciated. May he rest in peace.

From Harley/Clarice Everhart...

We enjoyed your visit to our home here in the Pacific Northwest and our visit at your home in Ottawa. We enjoyed our time together. God bless you and your families at this time.

From Brian Luther...

Brad was a good man who loved his wife and family. Brad and Beth have been an inspirational couple to me. My sincerest regrets to the family.

From Ted & Nancy Buckley...

What a surprise to learn of Brads passing. Nancy and I thought a lot of your family and the quiet example of Brads walk with his master. Our loss is heavens reward. May your hearts sense the comforting presence of the Prince of Peace.

From Melissa Foster...

Hugs to you all during this time of loss of a wonderful husband, loving dad and caring grandpa. Prayers and hugs-

From Barbara nelson...

Beth my thoughts are with and family at this time. So true that Brad has left a legacy of faith. How I appreciate the hope he shared in his practice. And I’ll always remember his great love of Jesus and family! Barb Nelson

From Elizabeth and Jack Maxwell...

Brad’s insights into the Bible were appreciated in bible studies and teachings at Ottawa Home Fellowship. He could ask questions that made you think and he didn’t mind waiting in silence for the thoughts of others.

From Patricia iler...

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Bob & Joyce Green...

Beth & Family,
We send our thoughts & prayers to each of you at this sad time. We are very sorry for your loss.

From The Avila’s...

Dearest Beth and Kahler family,
We are praying for you all as you grieve the loss of your husband, dad, grandfather. He touched many peoples’ lives and will be missed greatly until we join him in Heaven. I’m so sorry for your loss. We love you guys!

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