Bernard H. Kohler, 75

Bernard H. Kohler, 75, of the town of Trenton, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the town of Polk.

He was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in West Bend to the late Raymond and Emily (nee Schmidt) Kohler. On Sept. 5, 1970, Bernie was united in marriage to Susan Polzin at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. Bernie was employed as a Maintenance Mechanic for Airsan Corporation in Milwaukee for many years until his retirement. He was also a former volunteer firefighter for the village of Newburg. Bernie enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved camping, riding his motorcycle, fishing and shooting trap. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg, the West Bend Moose Lodge, the Vagabenders camping club in West Bend and was a former member of the Newburg Sportsman Club in Newburg.

Bernie is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Susan; his brothers, George Kohler of West Bend and Roman (Susan) Kohler of Denver, Colo.; his mother-inlaw, Jeanette Polzin of West Bend, his sister-inlaw, Diane (Bill) Anderson of Dunbar; and his brothers-inlaw, Alfred (Patty) Polzin of Pembine and Allen (Marilyn) Polzin of Kerrville, Texas. His is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-inlaw, Alfred H. Polzin; and his sister in law, Marge Kohler.

 Funeral services in remembrance of Bernard will be Saturday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The Rev. Guy Gurath will preside. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.

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