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In Memory of Barbara Kohl


1 hour prior to services at the church

Funeral Services

11:00 AM Thursday, May 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Sixth St., in Hudson

Barbara Knight Kohl (nee Miller), age 76 of Lakeland, MN passed away peacefully on May 6, 2012.   Barbara was born in St. Paul, MN; the daughter of Evelyn and Laverne Miller.  She graduated from Stillwater High School and began her working career at Connolly Shoe Company of Stillwater. She changed jobs in 1956, and retired as an executive secretary of Gould National Batteries Inc. of St. Paul in 2000.  Barbara was united in marriage to Lyle Kohl in Hudson in 1955.  Their eleven year marriage was blessed with two children, Rory and Genevieve.

Barbara loved music, reading, crafts and quilting.  She was fortunate to have traveled extensively, traveling to all 50 states, and all around the world.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson since 1955. 

Barbara is survived by her son, Rory Kohl of Lakeland MN and his daughter, Jessica; her daughter, Genevieve (Dennis) Chrisman of Parkville MO and their children Zachary, Elliot and Hunter; sisters, Romelle Kelly of River Falls, and Brooke (Jerry) Lee of Cumberland WI; brother, Mark (Diana) Miller of Stillwater; many nieces, nephews, friends, and the Kohl family in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and Laverne Miller.

Funeral Services will take place at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Sixth St., Hudson with Pastor Fred Golke officiating.  Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to services at the church.  Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeland.  Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725.

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