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Mildred Kohler, 86

Mildred “Millie” Kohler, age 86, of Chanhassen and formerly of Winsted, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Waconia Good Samaritan.

She was born April 13, 1927, in Frazee, the daughter of Enid and Mary Johnson Hendrickson.

Mildred Hendrickson and Eugene J. Kohler were joined in holy marriage Nov. 28, 1946, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Millie was a homemaker who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing, gambling, and playing cards.

Millie had a zest for living, and enjoyed spending her winters going to California when she was able.

She moved to Chanhassen to assisted living to be closer to her children when she left Winsted 10 years ago.

Millie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary in Winsted.

She is survived by her loving children, Sharon Claymon of Eagan, and Sharon’s children, Robert Karalunas and Nici Claymon; Mike (Leigh) Kohler of Minnetrista, and their children, Ross, Ashley and Stephen Kohler; and Diane Seal of New Germany, and Diane’s children, Christopher and Lindsay Dressen; three great-grandchildren: Christian, Carissa, and Cobe Karalunas; and other relatives and friends.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene J. Kohler in 1994; her parents, Enid and Mary Hendrickson; a stepfather, Art Johnson; and a brother, Mel Hendrickson.

A memorial service took place Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher officiating.

There was a time of gathering Saturday from noon until the time of the services.

Memorials may be given to Ridgeview Hospice in Waconia.

Arrangements were handled by the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.