EUGENE F. KOHLMAN

Eugene F. Kohlman, age 79, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday evening (October 18, 2016) at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

A lifelong resident of the Town of Plymouth, Eugene was born on October 20, 1936, the son of the late Emil and Isabell (Scott) Kohlman.

He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1954 and shortly after served his country as a member of the WI Army National Guard’s “Red Arrow” Infantry Division during the Berlin Crisis.

On May 7, 1960, he married JoAnn J. Fritz at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. JoAnn preceded him in death in 1991.

During his working years Eugene was employed by the former W.D. Scott Lumberyard in Glenbeulah and later by Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah School District as maintenance manager until his retirement in 2002. While working and up until he passed, Eugene was “just a farmer”.

He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth, serving many years as a trustee, elder, and usher. He also served on the board for both Thrivent Financial and ERA Insurance.

Eugene was a member of the Haslee- Doebert-Schmidt American Legion Post #261 of Greenbush, most recently serving as post commander.

Eugene knew no stranger and enjoyed spending time with others. He was a dedicated volunteer of 4-H for over 55 years. He received the Sheboygan County 4-H Alumni Award and numerous recognitions for his contributions to the Sheboygan County Meat Animal Sale and the Happy Workers 4-H Club. During his retirement years he volunteered his time to help others including Project Angel Hugs and the annual Maywood Earth Rides. Eugene also always found time to support his grandchildren by attending numerous sporting, 4-H, livestock shows, and school activities. He enjoyed attending farm auctions and cheering on the Brewers and Packers. If he wasn’t out and about, Eugene enjoyed being “just a farmer”.

He is survived by his four sons: Todd (Monica) of Milwaukee, Scott (Tina) of Plymouth, Blake (Traci) of Plymouth, and Chad (Joy) of Sheboygan Falls; 11 grandchildren: Tyler (special friend: Kaitlynn), Abigail, and Melissa (fiance Wyatt); Ethan and Olivia; Kirsten (special friend: Rob) and Trent; and Isaac, Cora, Sadie and Lucius; one sister: Kay (Wayne) Keyes of Plymouth; three sisters-in-law: Suzie Kretsch of Plymouth, Carole Fritz of Sheboygan, and Barb (Ron) Joslyn of Cascade; and three brothers-in-law: Dan Fritz of Plymouth, Jimmy (Nancy) Fritz of Howards Grove, and Dick Truttschel of Plymouth.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers-in-law: Don and David Fritz, and sisters-in-law: Sharon and Janet Fritz, and Shirley Truttschel.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday (October 24, 2016) at 11:00 A.M. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Rev. Nathan Meador, of St. John Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Plymouth. The American Legion Post #261 of Greenbush will conduct military rites at the cemetery.

Visitation will take place at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth on Sunday evening (October 23) from 4:00-7:00 P.M. and again on Monday morning (October 24) from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Eugene’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Ford and the staff of St. Agnes Hospital for their compassion and care of Eugene.


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