In Loving Memory of Herbert B. Kaehler

March 07, 1929
Queens, NY
July 07, 2018
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824




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Herbert B. Kaehler

Herbert Kaehler, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. Herb was born on March 7, 1929 in Queens, NY to the late Henry and Betty (Olufs) Kaehler. Herb served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. He received his Bachelors and Masters from Lehigh University and completed course work at Yale University toward his doctoral degree. He was an aeronautical engineer at Avco Lycoming. Herb met the love of his life, Grace (nee Denninger) in Brooklyn and they were married in 1956. They moved to Fairfield in 1966 where they raised their family. Herb was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid sailor, enjoyed woodworking, designed and built furniture, and mastered the piano. He was an accomplished artist in many mediums and styles including reproductions in oil of 17th C. Flemish paintings. Besides his wife of 61 years, he leaves behind three daughters; Laura Kaehler (John Motay) of Riverside, Bonnie Kaehler of Fairfield and Carol Millerick (Michael) of Ridgefield. He was affectionately nicknamed “Poppi” by his two granddaughters, Charlotte Millerick of Charleston, SC and Claire Millerick of Ridgefield. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Heritage Foundation or Wounded Warriors. Herb’s family will remember his quick wit and infectious laugh. He was extremely caring, selfless, industrious, creative, patient and humble. Herb was a man of all seasons; a true renaissance man. He will be greatly missed. For more information and to sign an online register, please visit,

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  1. Herb was the best father anyone could have had and I am very lucky to have been his daughter. He said I could do anything I wanted if I put my mind to it. He taught me so much and I love him and will miss him greatly.