Merced Sun Star
Sept., 4, 2008
 
Muriel "Min" Kahl    
1923 - 2008
 
Muriel “Min” Kahl, a Plainsburg resident for most of her life, died Monday at home. She was 85. Min was born March 12, 1923 in Paris, Arkansas. Her parents, Merle and Grace Hames, moved to Planada in 1928 with their four children. She attended local schools and after graduating from Le Grand High School she worked in Monterey. She and Marvin Kahl fell in love and were married in 1942. Marvin was a fighter pilot and instructor during World War II and Min became a military wife - moving to several different airfields.
Marvin and Min returned to the family ranch in 1945 and raised their four children. Min was a dedicated wife and loving Mother. She was involved in homemaking, bookkeeping, gardening and taking her children from sporting events to music lessons and the Presbyterian Church.
She was a welcoming hostess to countless friends and relatives over the years and was especially caring to her children's friends, nieces and nephews. As her grandchildren began arriving, they became fixtures in her life and they all loved her dearly. After her children were grown, Min worked for many years as a rural postal carrier.
Min's passions in life centered around Marvin, her family and their many wonderful friends. Our family would like to acknowledge those many friends and relatives and let them know how blessed we feel to know them and share their love for our Mother.
Min is survived by Marvin, her loving and caring husband of 66 years, sons Kitt and wife Judy, Jon, Kim and Laurie Mussotto and son-in-law Hank Kelsey, all living in Plainsburg. She'll be loved and remembered by eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Sue Kelsey, sisters, Maxine Sneed and Bessie Tatum and brother, W.A. Hames.
Gravesides services will be held on Friday, September 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Plainsburg Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.