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April 13, 1927 – Monday, April 15, 2013

Service Information
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
One hour prior

Mildred “Millie” Kohler, of Chanhassen and formerly of Winsted passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 at The Waconia Good Samaritan.

She was born on April 13, 1927 in Frazee, Minnesota the daughter of Enid & Mary Johnson Hendrickson.

Mildred Hendrickson and Eugene J. Kohler were joined in holy marriage on November 28, 1946 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with three children.

“Millie” was a homemaker who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing, gambling and playing cards. Millie had a zest for living and enjoyed spending her winters going to California when she was able.

She moved to Chanhassen to Assisted Living to be closer to her children when she left Winsted ten years ago.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and belonged to The American Legion Auxiliary in Winsted.

Survived by her loving children: Sharon Claymon of Eagan and her children: Robert Karalunas and Nici Claymon; Mike (Leigh) Kohler of Minnetrista and their children: Ross, Ashley and Stephen Kohler; and Diane Seal of New Germany and her children: Christopher and Lindsay Dressen; three great grandchildren: Christian, Carissa and Cobe Karalunas; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Eugene J. Kohler in 1994, her parents: Enid & Mary Hendrickson and by a step father: Art Johnson and a brother: Mel Hendrickson.

A Memorial service for Mildred “Millie” Kohler will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher will officiate.

A time of gathering will be held from 12 Noon on Saturday until time of services at The Chilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Ridgeview Hospice in Waconia.

Arrangements for Mildred “Millie” Kohler are by The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences may be made to

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa Hagen

    Our family sends their deepest symapthy on Millie’s passing. May God carry her on the wings of his love. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed by all who knew her. May your family find comfort and peace in knowing she was loved and is at peace.

    Lisa, Sharaya, Kaisha, AJ and Kayson Hagen

  2. Tracy Harnit

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    The Harnit family

  3. agnes schmitz

    May Millie find comfort and peace in the hands of God. Bless her heart. Bless her whole family. I remember Millie and Diane coming to our farm on Monday’s and enjoy fresh baked bread! And both of them sing kaysarasara!!! I have wonderful memories!! Hold on to all of your memories, she was a gem to all who knew her. Agnes Loebertmann-Schmitz

  4. Ronald R Rolf

    Diane and the rest of the Kohler family. Pam and I were saddened to hear of Millie’s passing, yet we remember with warm smiles and outright laughter the years were spent as her neighbor. She was someone that we never got tired of seeing or sharing a beer with. Of all the memories we have of Winsted, she’s one of our favorites. We only regret we did not see her often enough after we moved to Indianapolis. May your find comfort in the knowledge that your Mom was a friend to many and will be sorely missed. God bless you, Pam and Ron Rolf

  5. Bruce Hampton

    I know all too well your pain and loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    May God bless you all.

  6. Tanya (Brose) Golka

    My deepest sympathies go out to Millie’s family. Gene and Millie were our closest neighbors while I was growing up in Howard Lake. So many memories of wonderful people. I’ll always remember their blind dog and the cat that climbed the light pole. They always welcomed us Brose kids with smiles and warm friendship. It’s comforting knowing that Gene and Millie are now together in the Lord’s home. May they rest in peace.


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