Glenna Mae Kohler

Glenna Mae Kohler, age 71 of Winsted, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at her residence.

Glenna was born in Lester Prairie, April 1, 1928, the daughter of William and Leona (Wiggs) Emich. She was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie on April 15, 1928.

Glenna was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie on March 29, 1942. She was given Psalm 37:4 as her confirmation memory verse.

Glenna graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1946.

On Oct. 1, 1949, Glenna Emich was joined in holy marriage to Leon A. Kohler at the rectory of Holy Trinity Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with a son, Jeffrey, and four daughters: Jennifer, Debra, Donna and Lori. Leon preceded his wife in death on Nov. 18, 1985.

Glenna was employed for 26 years as a cook at Holy Trinity Schools.

She was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winsted. Glenna was also a member of American Legion Post # 407 Auxiliary and V.F.W. Post # 9232 Auxiliary.

Glenna is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Gail) Kohler of Watertown; her daughters, Jennifer Kohler, Debra Kohler, Donna (Douglas) Kohler, all of Winsted; and Lori (David) Wroge of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Bradley, Molly, Kelly and Abby Kohler; Shawn Kohler; Marc Kohler and Greggory Kohler; and Matthew Wroge.

She is further survived by Eunice (John) Ernst of Howard Lake, Doris Holtz of Peyton, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Ethel Emich of Lester Prairie, and Betty Kerwin of Ridgecrest, Calif.; further survived by many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Leon, Glenna was preceded in death by her parents, William and Leona Emich; a brother, Earl Emich in 1963; a sister, Ruth Brown in 1974; and a granddaughter, Amy Kohler in 1989.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m., at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted, with the Rev. Gerald L. Boldt officiating. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, on Thursday, Aug. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A V.F.W. Auxiliary memorial service followed at 7:25 p.m.

Marsha Christenson was the organist for the funeral service. "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace-How Sweet the Sound," and "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" were sung as congregational hymns.

Leonard Foss, Tim Foss, Gary Norman, Dick Norman, Larry Vealetzek and Bill Norman served as the casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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