Theodore "Ted" "Tater" Kahlow

  • Born: October 12, 1932
  • Died: June 27, 2019
  • Location: Fox Lake, Wisconsin

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Husband, Dad and Grandpa

Theodore "Ted, Tater" Kahlow, Fox Lake formerly of Mayville, 86 years old, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on June 27, 2019.

A memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A Celebration of Life will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Willis Heideman officiating. Military Honors conducted by the Mayville American Legion Post #69 will follow.

He was born on October 12, 1932 to Arthur and Magdalene "Helen" (Gruenes) Kahlow in Mayville. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Mayville High School where he graduated in 1951. He enlisted in the Air Force and served 4 years, earning the rank of Airman First Class. He was a communication radio operator during the Korean War intercepting Russian and Chinese Morse code.

In his younger years, Ted enjoyed tending bar at his dad's bar Art and Martins in Mayville and Riverview Inn in Kekoskee. He was a supervisor in shipping/receiving/assembly at Mayville Metal and after 31 years, retired in 1991. He was a member of the Mayville American Legion Post 69 for 48 years. He served on the Mayville Park Board and was a Babe Ruth Coach. He loved sports and could be seen or heard at the Mayville football and basketball games. Ted was a diehard Bear and Cub fan and enjoyed watching the Cubs finally win the World Series after a 100 year draught.

In 1987, Ted and Pat moved to Fox Lake where he made many new friends and enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on the pontoon. Ted enjoyed spending time with his family and good friends, volunteering for the American Legion brat fry's, bowling, golfing, deer hunting Up North, fishing on Fox Lake, gardening and sharing produce with others. He loved all animals (God's little creatures) and loved feeding the birds and the squirrels. After retiring, he spent many years exercising at the Sports and Fitness Center at Beaver Dam Hospital and he volunteered as a driver for the Dodge County transportation.

He married Patricia "Pat" Goetsch on January 31, 1959 and together they raised 6 wonderful children and 14 grandchildren. Michael (Diane Odeen) River Falls, WI and their children Andrea and Emily Kahlow; Christine Kahlow La Crosse, WI and her children Evan Kahlow and Anna Kivi; Tom Kahlow, Shawano, WI and his children Laura (Logan) Bringmann, Stephen (Talia) Kahlow, Joseph Kahlow; Sandy (Tom) Scola, Lodi, WI and their children Alexandra and Dominic Scola; John (Beth) Kahlow, Carmel, Indiana and their children Brett, Jenna and Bridget Kahlow; and Daniel (Vicki) Kahlow, Fond du Lac, WI and their children Elizabeth Kahlow and Alex B. He is further survived by brothers David (Terri) Sorgent and Bob (Sue) Sorgent, sister Diana "Dolly" Lunde, Aunt Gertie Kahlow, sister-in-law Gerry Kahlow, and brothers-in-law, Elmer, Albert, Robert, Richard Goestch, sister-in-law Wilma (David) Lee, and cousins and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, step mother Myrtle, step father Tom Manchester, brother Edgar "Zark" Kahlow, brother Jim and sister-in-law Judy Manchester, sisters-in-law Phyllis, Frieda and Carolyn Goetsch, brother-in-law Marce Thoma.

A special thank you to the wonderful hospice nurses, especially Patty, Laura and Megan. Donations can be made to Hillside Hospice of Beaver Dam or your favorite charity.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.


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Posted by Scott Oechsner - Oakdale, MN   June 30, 2019

What a great guy Ted was. He did so many things for so many people He will be missed. Richard Goetsch, Kansasville, WI

Posted by R Goetsch - Kansasville, WI - Brother   June 30, 2019

Prayers and deepest sympathy to you.

Posted by Marie Buchta - Mayville, WI - Friend   June 29, 2019

To Pat and the entire Kahlow family: So sorry to hear of the passing of Tater. Though nowhere as much as you, I hurt a little too. For a few days a year for most of my life, Tater was my 2nd dad at deer camp. We was kind, kept us fed, kept us safe, and mostly kept us entertained. RIP Tater

Posted by Dan Raube - Metamora, IL - Friend   June 29, 2019

Prayers and condolances to the Kahlow family. Diana Lunde, and Raquel Potosnyak

Posted by Diana Lunde Lunde - Milwaukee, WI   June 29, 2019

I'll need no more HOT chili for you and deer hunters, Ted... maybe until we meet again where all your bucks are 23-pointers.

Posted by Elmer Goetsch - Three Lakes, WI - Family   June 28, 2019

Posted by Sandy Scola - Lodi, WI - Family   June 28, 2019


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Ted, Art (Dad) and Zark Kahlow
What a great guy Ted was. He did so many things for so many people He will be missed. Richard Goetsch, Kansasville, WI