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Kenneth Kohl

Kenneth Kohl, 88, of Kimberly, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Cherry Meadows Hospice. Kenneth was born on December 4, 1924 to the late Walter and Katherine (Halloran) Kohl. He was a veteran having served in the US Army during WWII and he received the Purple Heart while serving in Italy. He married Virginia Zillges on February 8, 1947. Ken worked at Fox Valley Truck for many years. He was very handy and he built his cottage on Lake Poygan. Ken enjoyed gardening, traveling, fishing and watching NASCAR races. With Virginia, he enjoyed many years of entertaining friends and family at the cottage on Lake Poygan and those times will always be treasured. Ken was a lifelong adult member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and he had a strong faith and trust in his Lord.

Survivors include; his daughter, Donna (Tim) Hartjes; his grandchildren, Brad (Dana) Hartjes, Troy (Maureen) Hartjes, Amy (Reed) Swick, Kari Hartjes, and Wendi (Keith) Doszak; his great grandchildren, Emma and Nina Hartjes; Henry, Harrison, Mya and Magdalyn Hartjes; Hallorin, Royal, Katherine and Elizabeth Swick; and Tessa Mae, Lucy, Calvin and Griffin Doszak; his sister, Carol Mauthe, Rita Froehlich, sisters-in-law; Evie Kohl, Betty Kohl, Sue (Biff) Vander Velden, Shirley "Skippy" Vander Wielen, and Janet (Paul) Frakes. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia of 65 years his son, Kenneth "Buzz" Kohl, his brothers: Clint (Mabel) Kohl, Edward Kohl, Laverne Kohl, Jimmy Kohl, his sisters, Mugsy (Bob) Vander Velden, Mary (Al) Keefe, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bernice (Joe) Friday, Gordon (Kate) Zillges and Russell (Gert) Zillges, Jimmy Vander Wielen, Don Froehlich and Nibs Mauthe and his parents-in-law, Arno and Ruth (Jacob) Zillges.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013, at MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH, N8728 S. Coop Road, Menasha, with Rev. Jesse Johnston officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cherry Meadows Hospice and Rev. Jesse Johnston for everything they have done. Online condolences may be expressed at

Ken is now with his wife Virginia, and son Buzz, in Heaven with his Lord and Savior, and he will be greatly missed by his family.

Mom and Dad, I love you and miss you both so much. God truly blessed me with the best parents. Love your daughter, Donna

Grandma and Grandpa- We'll love you forever, we'll like you for always, as long as we're living, our grandparents you'll be. Love, Brad, Troy, Amy, Kari, and Wendi


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2013
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