George Goetz Lahde
Friday 26th of June 1936 - Sunday 8th of January 2023
George Goetz Lahde, 86, passed away in the early afternoon of Sunday, January 8, 2023. George was born in Berlin, Germany to the late Herman and Edith (Ladewig) Lahde on June 26, 1936.
George was married to Karla (Patterson) Lahde for 43 years. George had a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University. George was a mechanical engineer for Westlake in Calvert City, Kentucky and worked there until his retirement. George was heavily involved in the choir at Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky for over 30 years.
George is survived by his wife Karla and sons, Gary Lahde of Smyrna, Tennessee and Kyle Lahde of Lexington, Kentucky and his daughters, Karen Lahde of Bryan, Texas, Michelle Bennett of New York, New York and Shannon Gaines of Lexington, Kentucky. George has 6 grandchildren, Nick, Miranda, Tynlee, Tanner, Oliver and Audrey. George is also survived by his brother Frank Lahde of Roseville, California and cousin Brigitte Zurek (Puppa) of Berlin, Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Edith Lahde and one brother Peter Lahde.
Arrangements are entrusted to Milward Funeral Directors. Services for Mr. Lahde will take place in Paducah, Kentucky at a later date.
In honor of his legacy, memorial donations may be directed to Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.
To share a remembrance of Mr. Lahde or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Lavonda D Klemmesays
Karla, Although I never had the privilege of meeting George, anyone who sings in the church choir is a friend of mine. Love and prayers to all the family.
Karla and family, my sincere condolences during this time. God Bless and keep you all in His ❤
George and I in most resent years sang in the choir at Southern Hills United Methodist Church, Lex. I looked forward to his weekly friendship in choir as well as in our Sunday school class. George always challenged me with a question or comment auf Deutsch since I had studied German language in college. Such fun! We also had a common interest in his engineering work. I have missed him and will continue to miss this gentleman and good friend. I wish his family well. Donna Hewett