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Helen E. K

Helen E. K Helen E. K

ohler 1936-2020

Funeral services for Helen will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake, with Rev. David Clements officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Burial will follow services at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers will be Jaymon Anderson, Bob Hanson, Michael, Jeff Sr., Jeff Jr. and Lucas Kohler. Due to COVID concerns, masks will be required for both the visitation and services.

Helen was born on Mar. 18, 1936 in Rib Lake, the daughter of William O. and Esther B. (Gerstberger) Kluckman. She attended Merrill elementary and high schools. Her marriage to Ernest “Ernie” A. Kohler took place on Feb. 12, 1955 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Cudahy and he preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2012.

She worked for a period of time as a receptionist at a law firm in Milwaukee while residing in both Milwaukee and Greendale. She later moved to Lake Tomahawk in retirement and lived there until entering the Tomahawk nursing home. She enjoyed crafting, cooking, baking, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Barbara) Kohler of Richfield, and daughter, Debra Kohler of New Albin, Iowa. Also surviving are four grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, along with her siblings, Arlene Mandery of Brookfield, Mickey (Bob) Hanson of Rhinelander, Shirley Grund of Racine and Donald Kluckman of Kenosha.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a daughter, Jill Kohler, in 2001.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

Paid Obituary 95673

Helen E. Kohler, 84, Tomahawk, a former Rib Lake area resident, died on Monday, Oct. 5 at Tomahawk Health Services where she had resided for the past six years.