McHENRY – William Ernest Kohl Jr., DDS, 89, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Crystal Pines Nursing Home.|
He was born July 4, 1924, in Chicago, the son of William E. and Mabel I. (Nelson) Kohl Sr.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II. He graduated in 1953 from Loyola Dental School in Chicago.
On July 11, 1953, he married Lois A. Domrese at North Austin Lutheran Church in Chicago.
William was devoted to God and his family and his long career as a kind and gentle dentist for more than 40 years in McHenry.
He had served two terms as the president of the McHenry County Dental Society, two terms as president of the Kiwanis Club and two terms on the McHenry District 15 Grade School Board and had a passion for golf, woodworking and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Kohl of McHenry; three children, Lori (Paul) Romano of Crystal Lake, Randall (Robin) Kohl of Cary and Cheryl (Russell) Rodriguez of McHenry; grandchildren, Rebekah (Tyler) Todd, James (Jacquelyn) Kohl, Brandon Romano, Eric Romano, Alexander Rodriguez and Samuel Rodriguez; and great-grandchildren, Leila and Elsie Todd and John, Calvin and Cason Kohl.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Wilma.
The visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the funeral service at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 76 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Pastor Carrie Smith will officiate.
Interment will be private for the family.
Memorials may be made in his honor to Bethany Lutheran Church of Crystal Lake or to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063 or visit www.colonialmchenry.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Sept. 10, 2013