Marion Lee Kiehl,
Died June 12, 1999
COLUMBIANA – Marion Lee Kiehl, 76, of Fairfield Avenue died at 11:05 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999 in Allegheny General Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks.
He was born Jan. 4, 1923, in East Palestine, the son of Albert and Mary Green Kiehl.
He had lived in Columbiana for 51 years, coming from the Rogers-Negley area. A truck driver, he owned and operated Kiehl Diesel Service. He was also in charge of maintenance for the Ferris Coal Company. He designed and built equipment for the Col-Pump Company.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Columbiana.
Serving with the 19th Bomb Group in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a B-29 gunner in the air Offensive Japan, he received the Purple Heart and the Air Medal with Bronze Oakleaf Cluster.
He also was a member of Benjamin Firestone Post 290 American Legion at Columbiana, York Drexler Post 5532, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cool Springs Gas Engine Association and the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Irene Black Kiehl, whom he married Dec 25, 1949; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) Davis of Leetonia and Mrs. James (Barbara) Zins of Lisbon; two sons, the Rev. Dr. Darryl Kiehl of Atlanta and Donald Oberholtzer of Columbiana; four sisters, Mrs. Donelda “Sis” Boyles, Jeannetta “Jean” Boyles and Vera “Betts” Lewis al of East Palestine and Mrs. Ronald (Clara) “Boots” Guesman of Rogers; four brothers, Richard Kiehl of New Waterford, Melvin Kiehl of Austintown, William Kiehl and James Kiehl of Negley; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Debra Ann Kiehl; a son, Robert E. Oberholtzer; a brother, Wayne Kiehl; three grandchildren and a great grandson.
Dr. Ronald Huff of the church and Rev. W. David H. Conrad of Jerusalem Lutheran Church will conduct services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church. The Benjamin firestone Post Honor Guard will accord military honors graveside in Columbiana Cemetery.
Military honors will be rendered by the Benjamin Firestone Post honor Guard.
Friends may call from 2 to 4o and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Warrick-Kummer Funeral Home in Columbiana.
Because of Kiehl’s enthusiasm for antique engines, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Coolsprings Power Museum, 4735 Lower Elkton Road, Leetonia 44431.