Martha L. KohlerKOHLER

Martha L. Kohler, 94, formerly of Chicago (Norwood Park area) passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. She was born on August 29, 1927 in Chicago and married the love of her life, the late Paul Kohler in April, 1955.  They were introduced by a friend at the Aragon Ballroom.  Martha and Paul raised two daughters and were very family-focused.  Martha was a room mother and Girl Scout leader.  They went on annual  family vacations around various states in the U.S.  Every Sunday they got together with Oma and Opa for dinner, followed by a game or two of Pinochle.  In their retirement years, they enjoyed traveling, golf, Chinese checkers, card games and spending time with their daughters, sons-in-law and especially their 4 grandchildren. 

If you knew Martha, you knew she loved the color pink.  In her youth she was a great storyteller and used to have the neighborhood kids gather around to hear her stories.  Martha graduated from Lake View High School in Chicago.  Martha worked at the Board of Trade building after high school and before raising her daughters.
Once Martha and Paul bought their first home in 1956, they stayed there until Paul’s death in 2012.  In 2013 Martha moved to the Windsor of Savoy to be closer to her daughter Diane and son-in-law, Peter.  In 2019 Martha moved to an apartment in Hollybrook Assisted Living community.  She appreciated all her caregivers and staff at both locations.

Martha leaves behind her daughters, Cheryl (Edward) Melton of Bluffton, SC and Diane (Peter) Alexander of Champaign, IL; her grandchildren Jennifer (Elliott) Levy of Arvada, CO, James (Bridgette Brodzeller) Melton of Madison, WI, Jacqueline (Marcel) Alexander-Schuck of Zurich, Switzerland, and Blake (Sarah Julien) Alexander of Chicago; and her great-granddaughters, River and Willow of Arvada, CO.
Martha was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation Monday, September 27 from 10:00 AM until 12 noon at M J Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL, 60631, with funeral services immediately following at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, IL.  For further information 773-631-1240.