Richard D. Kohl, 90, Marshfield, died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield, where the visitation will be from 10:30 am on Tuesday until service time. Rev. Eric Berns will officiate. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield. Rembs Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Richard was born on July 25, 1927 in Marshfield, to Clarence and Wilma (Southard) Kohl and was a 1945 graduate of Marshfield Senior High School. After graduation he entered the United States Navy, during World War II, serving 11 months on a seaplane tender serving between Japan and Hong Kong, China. He was honorably discharged with the rank of 3rd class yeoman in August 1946. He then attended the University of Wisconsin and then Stevens Point Teachers College for 2 years. After a serious car accident in March of 1953 he returned home and later joined the State of Wisconsin Bank Examiners for 6 ½ years. He then joined the Neillsville Bank for 2 years and in 1964 became employed at Citizens National Bank, Marshfield, until his retirement in May 1992.
Dick enjoyed visiting cousins in Oregon and California and traveled much throughout the United States and took seven trips to England and Europe. He traveled the last several years with his cherished friend and companion, Audry Bluhm.
He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and the Fourth Degree Assembly, the Marshfield Elks Club, the Serra Club and was a charter member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.
Dick was most grateful for the wonderful neighbors who came to his assistance many times and appreciative for all they have done for him for decades.
Memorials may be designated in his name to Our Lady of Peace Church.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com