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Obituary Notice – Lulu M. Kohler

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KohlerL1KohlerL2FORESTVILLE:  Lulu M. Kohler, 75, of Dennison Road, Forestville, passed away Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital.  She was born in Gowanda, on December 15, 1943, the daughter of the late William and Elsie M. (Fuller) Hafner.

Mrs. Kohler worked as a Custodian for Forestville Central School, for 23 years, retiring in 2008. She also at one time worked for the former Petri Cookies, Silver Creek and the former Red Wing Co., Fredonia.

Mrs. Kohler was a member of the NRA, Fiddler’s Association and Southwestern Fireman’s Association.  She enjoyed dancing, listening to country music and doing word searches.

Survivors include two daughters, Katherine (Jeffrey) Bissell, Valorie (David) VanBuskirk, three sons Andrew (Renee) Kohler, Matthew (Carol) Kohler, Harlan (Jenn) Kohler and Dear Friend Raymond (Mary) Gunther.  Also surviving are twenty-three grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Kohler, whom she married December 30, 1961 in St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Forestville and who died August 13, 2005, by a grandson Alex Cope, four brothers William, Roger, Elmer & Thomas Hafner, and by four sisters Lorraine Kelly, Helen Skelly, Louise Mattice & Dolly Fuller.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Saturday afternoon from 2-4 PM, from where Funeral Services will follow at 4 o’clock, with Rev. Bruce Ellis, pastor of the Forestville Wesleyan Church, officiating.  Private Interment will be at the convenience of the family Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to the Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062 or to the American Lung Association in New York, 2564 Walden Avenue, Suite 101, Buffalo, New York 14225.

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  • david kolstee
    Posted June 22, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I was sorry to see LULU passed away. I worked at the school with her for 4 years. She was always pleasant and a very hard worker. I always liked conversation with her.

  • Paula Olson
    Posted June 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I am so glad I got to see her recently. I have fond memories of both Kenny and Lu (and family) during my childhood. I am so sorry for your loss.

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