American Patriotic 10

Richard J. Kohl

May 10, 1934 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary Image


85, Our beloved father and grandfather, Richard Kohl, joined our mother in heaven on May 5, 2020. 

Dad was born in Appleton to the late Norman and Louise (Ertle) Kohl on May 10, 1934.  He graduated from Appleton West High School and later proudly joined the United States Army and served our country in the Korean War.  Dad worked for American Can and the Appleton Area School District until his retirement in 1996.  He married our late mother Marilyn Ducat on July 13, 1957.

Dad and Mom loved spending time with family at their cabin on Blue Lake Mountain and Lake Helen. They also enjoyed car trips to the U.P. to see the seasonal colors and the Mackinaw Bridge.  Dad was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and NASCAR racing.

He is survived by his three children:  David (Amy Salentine) and his children Katelyn and Jillian, Sharon (Steve Kozak) and their son Ben and Jerry (Kim) and their children Hannah and Adam.

Dad will be dearly missed.  The family will have a private mass and plan a celebration of life at a later date.

The Kohl family would like to thank the staff of Brewster Village, Ruth and Randy Voss, Scott and Lisa Semrau and the neighbors who have been so generous with their time and loving care.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard J. Kohl, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Richard J. Kohl
© 2021 Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy