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William Buff KOHLER

March 3, 1931 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 89)

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William B. Kohler, age 89, passed away Sun. Jan 3, 2021.  Bill was born on March 3, 1931 in Tennessee to Earnest and Anna (Buff) Kohler.  

Bill was the chief corporate pilot for Briggs and Stratton for many years.  


Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Rachelle (nee Elias); his daughters, Deb Kohler, Denise (Rick) Storms and Susan Kohler;

grandchildren, Erinne (Brandon Yost) Sonnenberg and Amy Storms; great-grandchildren, Easton and Beckett Stops, Bayn, Jasmine and BJ Yost.

Preceded in death by his son Scott and his brothers, Edward and Earnest.  


Private family services were held.  


For those wishing to sign the on-line guest registry please click on the share memory link below the picture of Bill.  


Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Kohler family.  262-392-4251









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Private Services


Stars & Stripes Honor Flight
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Alzheimer's Association
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American Diabetes Association

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