August 17, 2017 – Richfield, WI – John B. Kohl of Richfield, went peacefully to see his maker on August 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87.
Loving Husband of Evie for 63 years. Loving Father of Terry (Elizabeth), Tom (Diane) and Tammy. Cherished Grandfather of Bobbi, Ben, Andy (Kathleen), Matthew, Jacob, Ryan, Natalie (Mario) Sanfilippo, Brandon (Reina) and Michael. Loving Great Grandfather of Jenna, Drew, Cole, Eveline, John, Louisa, and Lillian.
Also survived by his sister Alice Schulteis and Brother in Law, Ed Laubenheimer. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
John was preceded in death by his wife Eveline this past September, by his parents, Anna and Joseph Kohl, Sister Loretta Fleischmann, Brother in Laws Albert Schulteis, Erwin Fleischmann and Joe Jung. Sister in laws, Mildred Jung and Doris Laubenheimer.
John was very active in his community. He took over his family farm operations and kept the family farming tradition going.
He served on the Richfield Volunteer Fire Co. and the Richfield Lions Club for 50 years. John served as a Treasurer and Trustee at St. Boniface Parish, served on the Richfield School Board, was a Town Supervisor for 6 years before becoming Town Chairman, which he held for 16 years.
John ran for County Board in 1972 and held that position for 34 years as County Supervisor.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 21 at St Boniface Catholic Church W204 N11924 Goldendale Rd Germantown, WI from 3PM-5:45PM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Boniface or the Richfield Lions Club appreciated. There will be a private burial at the church cemetery. A special thank you to all the nurses at Horizon Home Care and Hospice and Home Instead for their loving care to John and his family.