Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Marlin L. Kohlhorst. 94, Saint Marys, Ohio, died suddenly at 5:43 P.M. Sunday, November 5, 2017, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 10, 1923, in Kansas, the son of Leonard and Eunice (Parker) Kohlhorst. He married Martha Weadock on August 14, 1943, at Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys, and she preceded him in death on July 22, 2013.
He is survived by his children: Allyn (Gail) Kohlhorst of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia; Lynn (Diane) Kohlhorst of Greenville, Ohio; Marlene (Michael) Rutschilling of Saint Marys. He is survived by his grandchildren: Mark Kohlhorst; Amy Kohlhorst; Jason (Tracy) Miley; Kendra Elshoff; Jennifer (Phillip) Perrotte; by his great-grandchildren: Amandal Tannar; Mariah; Madison; Katelyn; Kamille; Parker; Sawyer; Emily and Megan. He is survived by his siblings: Leonard (Reba) Kohlhorst, Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama; Virginia Wiewille of Celina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Kohlhorst; by his siblings: Herb (Donna) Kohlhorst; Maxine (Robert) Walden; Annette (Raymond) Goetz.
Marlin was a 1941 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School, and a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Saint Marys.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Saint Marys; the Tri-Squares Dancing Club; Eagles Lodge 76; American Legion Post 323, and the Spencerville Post of the VFW.
The Lord called home a man who stood out in our world. His gentle, kind, generous nature were just a few of his attributes. His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of his family and friends. His love for the everyday and contentment with life are what endeared us all to him.
He loved fishing, square dancing, and caring for his beautiful big yard. But most of all his joy was his family: his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his passion. His partner of nearly 70 years was Martha, his first and only love. They are surely together dancing the dance.
Funeral rites will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, the Reverend Josh Andrew and the Reverend Bill Maki, officiants. Burial, with military honors, will be conducted at Elm Grove Cemetery, Saint Marys.
Friends may call from 2-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Marlin's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.