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Janet E. Kohler, 66
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Janet E. Kohler, 66, of Detroit Lakes died Friday, March 9, 2007 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

She was born June 6, 1940 to Ray and Laila (Stavos) Hutchings in Morris. She grew up in Park Rapids and graduated from high school in 1958.


She married Stanley Edelman July 12, 1958 in Park Rapids. They lived in Park Rapids and she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Heritage Living Center.

On Dec. 24, 1993, she married Charles "Boots" Kohler. They lived in Detroit Lakes where she worked at St. Mary's Nursing Home and the Central Market deli.

She participated for many years in bowling leagues and was a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 1676 of Detroit Lakes.

She is survived by four daughters, JoAnn (Gene) Girtz of Park Rapids, Louise (Karl) Beck of Detroit Lakes and Barbara (Jerry) Howton and Darlene (Mike) Semmens, both of Mobridge, SD; son, Russell (Kathy) Edelman of Mobridge, SD; four brothers, Roger (Mary), Dale, Jerry and Mark (Carleen); sister, Gayle Lindgren; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two brothers, Doug, and Lonnie; sister, Sonja; and two grandchildren.

Visitation: one hour prior to service at the church.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.

Interment: Ness Cemetery near Elbow Lake.