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Jean L. Kohler

April 15, 1933 — August 1, 2021

Jean L. Kohler, 88 of Chebanse passed away on Sunday August 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on April 15, 1933 in Kankakee a daughter of Francis and Dorothy Potts Brough. Jean married Elmer W. Kohler in Onarga on January 13, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2020.

Survivors include one daughter- Debbie (Dennis) Hillary of Kankakee; four sons- Larry Kohler of Ashkum, Earl (Peg) Kohler of Crescent City, Chuck Kohler of Ashkum, and Dale Kohler of Ashkum; one sister- Janet Odell of Colorado; three brothers- Chuck (Jan) Brough of Bethune, SC, Bill (Peg) Brough of Arthur; Don (Sandy) Brough of Chebanse; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson- Joshua Kohler, and one great grandson- Kory Kohler.

Jean was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse and was a truck driver with her husband. She was a proud grandmother who enjoyed watching her grandchildren's sporting events and six of her grandchildren racing stock cars on dirt tracks.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton with Pastor Joel Brown officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

415 N Main St, Clifton, IL 60927

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, Chebanse, IL 60922

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