Cleo Kohler, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a lengthy illness.
The former Cleo E. Kettler was born March 10, 1921, in Alton, the daughter of Leo and Ann Marie (Hastert) Kettler. She moved with her family to Le Mars at the age of 10 and received her education at Le Mars Central School. In 1951, she married Kal Kohler and they made their home in Le Mars. Kal died of cancer Jan. 13, 1988.
Cleo was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and the Christian Mothers Society.
She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, golfing, and could often be seen out walking. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth and Tom of Le Mars, and Mark and his wife, Sharon of Marysville, Mich.; three grandchildren, Adam, Jordan, and Mallory, also of Marysville; three brothers, Clarence (Duke) Kettler of Sioux City, Milo Kettler of Le Mars, and Robert Kettler and his wife, Rose of Bloomington, Minn.; three sisters, Loretta O'Connell and her husband, Fay of Sioux City, Florence (Pokey) Chudeke of Burnsville, Minn., and Mary Ann Raher of Aberdeen, Wash.; three sisters-in-law: Inez Kettler of Rock Valley, Linda (Kohler) Kowalke of Le Mars, and Carol (Kohler) Messenger and her husband, Greg of Edmond, Okla.; and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kal; and four brothers, Lloyd, Lawrence, Walter, and Albert (Tony) Kettler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. A combined Christian Mothers and Parish rosary will be at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until service time.