Viola V. Kohls, 88

Viola V. Kohls, age 88, of Waconia, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.

She was born April 16, 1926, the daughter of Emil and Laura (Tonn) Zebell. Viola was baptized May 9, 1926; and confirmed in the faith March 17, 1940, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. J.A. Schert.

Viola was united in marriage to Walden G. Kohls Jan. 22, 1946, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

A devoted housewife and mother, Viola was always there for her family. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden, and had a lovely voice, singing when she was working around the house. She also belonged to the Westview Acres Choir.

Viola loved to be out and about with people, taking in everything she could. One of her favorite pastimes was embroidering items for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally Kohls; parents Emil and Laura Zebell; sister Luella Graupmann; brother Leonard Zebell; and son-in-law Daniel O’Brien.

Viola is survived by her loving family; son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Diane Kohls of Corcoran; daughters and son-in-law Barbara Paulson of Waconia, and Annette and Bill Pulvermacher of Buffalo; grandchildren Joden Kohls, Tiffany Pulvermacher, and Matthew Pulvermacher; and adopted daughter Norah Griggs of Waconia.

She is further survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Clarence and Violet Zebell Maynard and Delores Zebell, all of Glencoe, and Vernon and Marlene Zebell of Waconia; sister Elaine Latzig of Winsted; sister-in-law Leila Brelje of Waconia; brother-in-law Delmont Kohls of Eden Prairie; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Monday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with the Rev. Dave Erbel officiating. Interment was at Valley Cemetery, Shakopee.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, and continued Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Casket bearers were Mavis Kisner, Patty Zebell, Mae Lovik, David Latzig, Laurie Arredondo, and Dwaine Zebell.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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