Joyce D. Kohler, 81


Joyce D. Kohler (nee Poppy), 81, of West Bend and Eagle River, Wis., passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011. She was born to Marvin and Gladys Poppy on Nov. 27, 1929, in Crandon, Wis. She married Edward Ray Kohler on June 24, 1961, at First Baptist Church in West Allis. Joyce enjoyed fishing, crocheting, spending time with her grandchildren and at their home on the Eagle River Chain.

She is survived by her husband, Edward R. Kohler; children, Susan (Jon) Bohn of Jackson; grandchildren, Rachel Marissa and Hannah Rae Bohn; siblings in-law, William and Rachelle Kohler; nieces Deb Kohler, Denise (Rick) Storms, Susan Marie Koh-ler, Michael Jasicki, Jeff (Lori) Jasicki, Lisa (Mike) Cieslinski, Barbara (Ed), David, Steven, Dale and Laurel.

Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jerry Poppy; sister, Gloria Jasicki; sister-in-law, Virginia; brother-in-law, Raymond and a nephew, Scott Kohler.

The funeral service will take place on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend with Pastor Mark Weisser presiding. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin on Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society and First Baptist Church, West Allis.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Deb Kohler for her compassionate and supportive care.