Darlene “Dottie” Kohler, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on April 15, 1929, in Minster, to Marie (Vanderhorst) and Reuben Conrad Peter Braun, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 11, 1949, she married Lawrence “Spike” Kohler, who survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors also include two sons, Jim (Peg) Kohler, of Wapakoneta, and Keith (Dorothy) Kohler, of Wapakoneta; two daughters, Karen (Craig) Fledderjohann, of New Knoxville, and Judy (Dave) Bambauer of New Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Vickie) Braun, of Grapeland, Texas; and a brother-in-law, Allen Bushman, of New Bremen.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kaye Kristine Kohler; and a sister, Linda Bushman.
Dottie was a 1947 graduate of New Bremen High School. She had worked at Standard Churn in Wapakoneta and Crown Control in New Bremen and then became a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Wapakoneta for over 60 years, where she was very active in the women’s groups. She was a member of the Wapakoneta Senior Citizens and had volunteered at Auglaize Acres. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Becky Sunday officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul U.C.C. in Wapakoneta.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.
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