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Alois KohlAugust 16, 1935 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 81)
Alois “Lou” Kohl, 81, of Indianapolis, IN passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Elkhart, IN. He was born on August 16, 1935 in Kleve, Germany to Heinrich & Margaret Kohl.
He attended high school in Germany and served in the German military in his youth. He moved to Patterson, NJ in 1960 from Germany. He lived in Monroe, NY and Washington, NY before moving to Lafayette, IN in 1982. He later moved to the Indianapolis area. He formerly was a butcher in Germany. After he moved to the United States he was a butcher for Holland Cruise Lines & Shop Rite Grocery Stores. He was the owner / operator of a butcher shop in Beacon for 10 years & was the chauffer for Jim Irsay for 5 years. He retired as a truck driver for Knights Trucking Company in Indianapolis after several years of service.
He was raised in the Catholic Church in Germany and was a member of the New Hope Catholic Church in Indianapolis. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and a volunteer ambulance driver in Washington, NY.
He is survived by:
2 Daughters – Linda (Mike) Tygert-Lillard of Snohomish, WA & Caitlin (Ryan) Pawlowski of France
Son – Henry (Marilyn) Kohl of Syracuse
9 Grandchildren – Matt Tygert, Chris Tygert, Megan Walstra, Ashley Cruz, Kirstie Kohl, Amy Kohl, Melissa Brummett, McKenna Pawlowski, and Reece Pawlowski
16 Gt. Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister – Maria Kohl.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. Private family services will be held at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567 is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E 91st. St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46260.