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James Francis Kahl

May 7, 1936 — September 26, 2016

James Francis Kahl, 80, Indianapolis, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016. He was born in Indianapolis on May 7, 1936 to Francis Leo and Helen Deckard Kahl. Jim was a 1954 graduate of Cathedral High School and served in the US Navy. He worked for Indiana Bell for 38 years as a service technician and installer before retiring as a computer technician in 1994. He was a member of St. Jude Church, Knights of Columbus, AT&T Pioneers, and American Legion Post 495. In 1979 Jim was the recipient of the Monsignor Albert Busald Award given for his service to youth through the CYO. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Kahl; brother, Dick Kahl; and his son, Andy Wire. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Laker) Kahl; children, Gary Kahl, David Kahl (Angie), Steve Kahl (Darleen), David Wire (Cheryl), Chris Wire (Robin), Colleen Tye, Cathy Matis (Jim); 24 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home where prayers will be said on Friday at 10:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at orileyfuneralhome.com.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

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