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Ruth Kohler

October 9, 1921 — November 9, 2021


Ruth Kohler, 100, passed away, in Sandpoint on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.   Private family services will be held with burial in Pinecrest Memorial Park.  A celebration of life, for the centenarian, will be held in the spring.

Ruth was born, at home in Kootenai, Idaho on October 9, 1921, and would live in the family home for more than 99 years.  She attended local schools and would walk the railroad track to go to high school.  She graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1940.  On August 9, 1941 she would marry William “Bill” Kohler in Naples, Idaho, just before he shipped out for World War Two.

When Bill returned from the war, she applied for a position at the Post Office and ended up serving as Post Mistress for over 50 years.  She enjoyed sewing, cross stitching and making blankets for her family and friends.  She enjoyed her yard, her flowers, raising a big garden and canning the produce.

She is survived by her 3 daughters Coyla Ward in Sandpoint; Gail Watkins in Redding, California and Vicki Rollins in Cataldo, ID.  Also surviving are 6 grandsons Tim, Brian, David, Danny, Richie, and Randy; and 7 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Her husband Bill, a brother and a sister.

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