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Kenneth A. Kohler, 84

Kenneth “Kenny” A. Kohler, age 84, of Winsted, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born Nov. 24, 1925, on a farm in Winsted Township, the son of Edward and Mathilda “Tillie” Artmann Kohler.

Kenny was joined in holy matrimony to Dolores C. Helmbrecht June 22, 1948, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Kenny served as a councilman for the City of Winsted for 10 years, and then as mayor from 1972 to 1974.

He was employed at Lester’s Incorporated as a territory manager from August of 1949, until he retired in January of 1991.

Kenny enjoyed playing cards, deer hunting, fishing, and was an avid gardener. He and Dolores were summer residents of Longville for over 30 years.

Kenny was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dolores C. Kohler; six children: Phyllis Dukhorn of Winsted, Renee (David) Neese of Monticello, Paulette Kohler of Glencoe, Kevin (Nina) Kohler of Longville, Carolyn Kohler of Sacramento, CA, and Brenda (Ken) Sterling of Cameron Park, CA; eight grandchildren; five step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.

Kenny is further survived by two sisters, Clara Ernhart of Winsted, and Eileen Krattenmaker of Aurora, IL; a brother, Raymond Kohler of Hawaii; sisters-in-law Lorraine Kohler of Winsted, and Millie Kohler of Chanhassen; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Tillie Kohler; brothers Benjamin and Eugene; sister-in-law Joyce Kohler; brothers-in-law Leo Krattenmaker and Ambrose Ernhart; and a son-in-law, Douglas Dukhorn.

A memorial Mass and visitation took place Tuesday, July 6 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, followed by interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.