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Earlan H. Kohls

Earlan H. Kohls, age 68 of Delano, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.

He was born Oct. 3, 1935 at New Germany, the son of Hugo and Helen (Lueck) Kohls. Earlan was baptized Oct. 20, 1935, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany, by the Rev. Theodore Rolf, and confirmed April 10, 1949, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Watertown Twp., by the Rev. John Spomer.

He was a graduate of Watertown High School, and an Army veteran.

Earlan married Gloria L. Reese Aug. 10, 1949, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany, by the Rev. John W. Stehr.

He spent his entire life farming, which he enjoyed to the fullest. Earlan developed a strong desire to live in the past several months and went out with a renewed sense of humor.

Earlan was preceded in death by his wife Gloria, parents Hugo and Helen Kohls, sister Viona Lahr, and his grandparents.

He is survived by his children: Glory Kohls of Delano and special friend David Pawelk; Craig and JoAnne Kohls of Watertown, Colleen and Rick Copp of Mayer, Scott Kohls and fiancee Wendy Anderson of Delano, and Amy and Bob Johnson of Rockford.

He is further survived by grandchildren: DeAnn, Kyle, Monica, Brady, Ryan, Heather, Krista, Alicia, Megan, Zachary, Bradley, and Michaela; sisters and brother-in-law, Eldoras and Myron Schuette of Mayer, and Cordella Morschen of Chaska; brother and sister-in-law Loren and Susan Kohls of Delano, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Pat Reese of Excelsior, Joanne and Don Crisantil of Crows Landing, Calif; Arlo and Rita Reese of Rockford; special friend Mary Ann VonBank of Chaska, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 17, 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Watertown, with the Rev. Paul Krentz officiating.

Casket bearers were Ryan Kohls, Ryan Jopp, Kyle Kohls, Todd Neumann, Troy Neumann, and Mark Leaf. Interment was at Watertown Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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