Elvira Ester Kohler

Elvira Ester Kohler, nee Sell, 78, of Hartford passed away Monday, March 24, 2008 at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1929 to William and Mary (nee Gloede) Sell, and was united in marriage to Matthew "Matt" Kohler on Nov. 21, 1947 at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford.

Elvira attended public schools in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School.

She worked from 1952 to 1972 for Osters in Milwaukee, and then worked for Power Products in Grafton from 1973 until her retirement in 1992.

Elvira was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church where she and Matt counted money for 20 years.

Elvira was a loving, caring person who was always willing to help people when asked.

She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, Matt; her daughter, Karen (Robert) Bischoff of Juneau; two grandchildren, Heidi Behnke and Daniel (Brenda) Bischoff, both of Watertown; seven great-grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Ethan, Haleigh, Alex, Myranda and Marissa; two sisters, Alice Stefan of Markesan and Dorothy Handel of Hartford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Fetkenhauer of Hartford, Anne Kaye of Pittsville, Robert (Rosie) Wenninger of Hartford, Robert (Betty) Schaefer of Iron Ridge, William Sturm of Marshfield and Walter (Virginia) Kohler of Germantown.

Elvira is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Edna (Joe) Meyer and Irene (John) Rehberg; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve (Sylvia) Kohler, Theresa (Robert) Raasch, Dorothy (Wallace) Margelowsky, Frank Kohler, Joan Sturm, William Fetkenhauer, Kenneth Kaye, George Handel and Robert Stefan.

Funeral services for Elvira will be held on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford, with Rev. Aaron Steinbrenner officiating.

Visitation at the church only will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Interment Saturday at 9 a.m. in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

The Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, is assisting the family.