Barbara Knight Kohl (nee Miller)

Barbara Knight Kohl (nee Miller), 76, of Lakeland, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2012.

Barbara was born in St. Paul, the daughter of Evelyn and Laverne Miller. She graduated from Stillwater High School and began her working career at Connolly Shoe Co. of Stillwater. She changed jobs in 1956, and retired as an executive secretary of Gould National Batteries Inc. of St. Paul in 2000.

Barbara was united in marriage to Lyle Kohl in Hudson in 1955. Their eleven-year marriage was blessed with two children, Rory and Genevieve.

Barbara loved music, reading, crafts and quilting. She was fortunate to have traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states, and all around the world. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hudson since 1955.

Barbara is survived by her son, Rory Kohl of Lakeland, and his daughter, Jessica; her daughter, Genevieve (Dennis) Chrisman of Parkville, Mo., and their children Zachary, Elliot and Hunter; sisters, Romelle Kelly of River Falls, Wis., and Brooke (Jerry) Lee of Cumberland Wis.; brother, Mark (Diana) Miller of Stillwater, and many nieces, nephews, friends and the Kohl family in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn and Laverne Miller.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1205 Sixth St. inHudson with the Rev. Fred Golke officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Interment is at Lakeview Cemetery in Lakeland. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725.