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Alma M. Kohler

September 30, 1922 — August 26, 2023

Wabasha, MN

Alma M. Kohler

 

Alma M. Kohler, age 100, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Gundersen-St. Elizabeth Health Care Center, Wabasha.

She was the daughter of Ben and Marit (Helstad) Hanson, born on September 30, 1922.

She was baptized, confirmed and married at Lyster Lutheran Church in Urne, WI.

She graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1941. 

In 1942, Alma married Frank Kohler.  They enjoyed 59 years of marriage.  To this union, two sons were born.

In 1984, Alma and her husband relocated from Milwaukee making their home in Alma, WI.

They joined St. John Lutheran Church in Alma and was an active member of various groups.

She loved God and his magnificent creation…He made no mistakes.  She enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, crocheting many afghans and doilies for her family and friends.

Alma is survived by her daughter in law, Chris Kohler, of Nelson; two grandchildren, David Kohler of Eagan, MN and Carmen (Jon) Briggs of Winona; two great grandchildren, Abagail and Spencer Briggs and they were all her sunshine’s; also by nieces and nephews. 

Alma now has the joyful reunion with her parents, husband, Frank and her two sons, Steven who passed away during childhood and Brad Kohler on March 26, 2022 along with 8 sisters and 2 brothers. 

We will all miss her kindness, love and feistiness…but we are also comforted that she is right where she longed to be.

A celebration of Alma’s life will be held at J&J Barbeque in Nelson, WI on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with 2:00 PM prayer reading and music.

A private burial will take place at Arlington Cemetery in Milwaukee at a later date.

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