Connie was born Dec. 18, 1941, at Charter Oak, the daughter of Harold and Loretta (Schinkel) Weiss. She was raised and educated in Charter Oak, graduating from Charter Oak School in 1960.
On May 11, 1962, she married Kenneth Kohler. They made their home on a farm north of Remsen. They celebrated 50 blessed years together.
Connie cooked at Remsen Union School, and was an aide at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen for many years. She also worked at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars until she retired in January 2001.
Connie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the church Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her joy was spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren.
She also enjoyed traveling, especially their trip to Alaska, wintering in Texas, motorcycle riding and crocheting hundreds of prayer shawls for cancer parients.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Kenneth of Remsen; daughter, Deb (Tim) Bonnstetter, of Remsen, and their children Amanda Ruden, Zachary and Autum Bonnstetter; son, Doug (Madeline) Kohler, of Ocean Springs, Miss., and their children Brian and Kelley Kohler; son Dean (Kim) Kohler, of Cherokee, and their children Jacob, Brittney and Brandon Kohler, Blake and Andy Brandt; one brother, Dennis (Patti) Weiss, of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Teresa (Don) Mordhorst, of Soldier; one aunt, Janet Landgraf, of Omaha, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Kohler, and one daughter, Diane, in infancy.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, with the Rev. Don Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
Casket bearers will be her grandsons. Honorary bearers will be her granddaughters.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.