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Loren Lee Kohler

December 11, 1944 — May 28, 2021

Loren Lee Kohler, 76, of Watseka passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at his daughter's home in Watseka. He was born on December 11, 1944 in Watseka, the son of Carl John and Ida-Belle (Rife) Kohler. He married Sandra Kay Jensen in Gilman on June 28, 1968.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Kohler of Watseka; one daughter, Alissa (Niel) Stevens of Watseka; two grandchildren, Kadyn Stevens and Kobi Stevens, both of Watseka; one sister, Norma Tooley of Robinson, IL; brother in law, Maurice Saxsma of Gilman; sister in law, Pat (Mike) Butler of Martinton; brother in law, Dennis (Shirley) Jensen of Shelbyville, IN; and very special nieces and nephews, Darcy, Dusti, Derek, Colton, and Carsyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Elmer Kohler; sister, Elaine Saxsma; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phyllis and Charles Utter; and father-in-law, Robert Jensen.

Loren was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Watseka, American Legion Post #23, Watseka VFW #7450, and was the former Mayor of Martinton. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. Mr. Kohler loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially attending their sporting events.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Joe Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka with graveside military rites by Watseka American Legion Post #23.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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