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Darlene Kohler

October 22, 1929 — October 24, 2019

Darlene Mae Kohler was born October 22, 1929 in Pipestone, Minnesota, the daughter of Harold and Zena (Olthoff) Weets. She passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Detroit Lakes at Oak Crossing. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church and grew up on a farm south of Detroit Lakes. On December 11, 1949, Darlene was united in marriage to Eugene Kohler. They made their home in Detroit Lakes and raised their daughters. Darlene enjoyed word and number puzzles, watching wheel of fortune, quilting, and cooking homemade meals for all who would visit. Darlene was better known as Grandma Honey’s Restaurant, “open 24 hours!” She was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, and enjoyed talking to her sisters every week. Darlene canned pickles and was still canning right up until the time of her death. She is survived by her daughters: Linda Kohler of Detroit Lakes; LeAnn (Russell) Hanson of Detroit Lakes; grandchildren: Ronnie Hanson of Callaway; Daniel Hanson of Detroit Lakes; Tanya (Tim) Hockett of Frazee; great grandsons: Trevor, Trenton, and Treyson Hockett; sisters: Lorraine (Jim) Nelson of Fridley; Eileen (Gordie) Torgerud of Delano; Shirley McNeely of St. Louis, Missouri; brother: Delbert (Sue) Weets of Carleton; sisters-in-laws: Dorothy (Walt) Lindquist of Esko; Virginia (Bob) Thompson of Detroit Lakes; Phyllis Weets of Detroit Lakes; Carolyn Kohler of Detroit Lakes; brother-in-law: Lloyd (Pearl) Kohler of Audubon; Lloyd (Monic) Jobe of Hancock; godson: Jeff Kohler, and many nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband: Eugene Kohler in 2016; parents: Harold and Zena Weets; brothers: Lee, Harold Jr., Dennis Weets; sisters: Jeanette Jobe, Gertrude Kantouth; sisters-in-law: Jeanette Weets, Agnes Kohler, Anna Kohler, Helen Hendrickson, Darlene Johnson; brothers-in-law: Paul McNeely, Gene Kantouth, Lyle, Leslie, Archie, Royal, Norman, Ronnie Kohler, Tommy Johnson, Harry Hendrickson; father & mother-in-law: James and Nora Kohler.  
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