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Arthur Harold Kiehl

Arthur Harold Kiehl

Arthur Harold Kiehl passed away on March 28, 2013, at the age of 94 in Hendersonville, where he and his wife Katherine lived for over 30 years. Born in Akron, Ohio, he was the last survivor in a family of eight children.

He began his career at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he won Litchfield Medals in Goodyear's engineering program. During his diverse and successful career as a manufacturing executive, he managed the manufacturing operations for divisions of major industrial companies, including Textron, GF, Singer and Ethan Allen.

Arthur and his wife, Katherine, raised four children and made their home in five different states before retiring to North Carolina. An avid golfer, he continued engineering mechanical devices for swing training and continued playing golf for many years in retirement. He and Katherine, a talented artist, were active in their church and local volunteer organizations.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Judith and Janet; parents, Albert and Mary Jane Pake Kiehl; sisters, Mae (Steiny) Steinbach and Norma (Bud) Bock; brothers, Glenn (Dorothy), Ray (Midge), Gene (Ginny), Floyd (Lucille) and Robert Kiehl; and niece, Donna Kiehl.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Katherine Mary Kiehl; sons, Donald Eugene Kiehl and Richard Arthur Kiehl; daughter-in-law Anna Scaglione Kiehl; sister-in-law, Harriet Kiehl; nieces and nephews, Tom (Susie) Kiehl, Jerry (Eleanor) Kiehl, Jim Kiehl, Fred (Kathy) Kiehl, Denny (Karen) Kiehl, Bob (Priscilla) Kiehl, Laurie Kiehl and Joan (Jim) Krejci.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Avenue W., Hendersonville. A private burial will be held at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, Ohio.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.