Clara R. “Clarie” Kohler, 85, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 29, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
She was born Feb. 24, 1927 in Auglaize County to Albert & Lorena (Schaub) Kreitzer who preceded her in death.
On April 17, 1948 she married Paul A. Kohler.
She is survived by a daughter, Barb (Jim) Price, a sister, Linda Oen, both of Wapakoneta, and a brother, John Kreitzer, of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Kreitzer, a sister, Anna Hemmert, a sister in law, Anna Kohler, and a brother in law and sister in law Herbert (Herbie) and Dora Kohler.
Clara was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau. She had worked at Fisher Cheese in Wapakoneta for several years. She was a farmer, farmer’s wife, and a good steward of the soil who thoroughly enjoyed farming with her husband their entire lives. Clarie was skilled in handling farm machinery as much as her male counterparts long before it was socially acceptable. She even drove a Caterpillar back in the 50s and 60s. She enjoyed the outdoors and all aspects of farm life.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Father Patrick Sloneker will be officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta FFA or to the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com .