Francis “Pete” Kohls
October 22, 1938 ‒ December 11, 2014
Francis “Pete” Kohls, 76, of Galion passed away Thursday morning, December 11, 2014 surrounded by his loving family in his home.
He was born October 22, 1938 in Galion and was the son of Anthony John and Marie Claire (Miller) Kohls.
Pete married his wife of nearly 57 years, Christina J. (Bevan) Kohls on January 4, 1958 and she survives.
He graduated from Galion High School in 1957. Following high school, Pete worked for McKinley Co., Gunther Sheet Metal and the Mike Volk Co. He was an outstanding member of the community and a 40 year member of the Sheet Metal Local #33.
Pete was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion. He spent his life bringing joy to others and helping those in need. His kind heart left an impact on all those around him. Pete was full of wisdom, loved the outdoors and had a great sense of humor. He was a very giving person and would do anything for anyone. Pete was greatly loved by his family and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Francis “Pete” (Tiffany) Kohls Jr. of Mt.Gilead, Karla (Duane) Hobson of Mt. Gilead, Karin (John) Miller of Galion; grandchildren, Ashleigh (Tom) Pendergast, Crystal (Tony) Russell, Kyle (Kelsey) Kohls, Janna Kohls, Tristin Kohls, Piper Kohls, Dustin (Christa) Kohls, Steve (Brittany) Hobson, Sandy Smith, Jessica (Nick) Jones and Abigail (Adam) Gerhart; great grandchildren, Aydian Russell, Harmony Russell, Ava Kohls, Luke Kohls, Camden, Elise, Sasha, Mandie and Heidi Kohls, Isabella Hobson; brothers, Lawrence Kohls of Galion, Robert (Elizabeth) Kohls of Indianapolis and Thomas (Pam) Kohls of Minn.; sisters, Mary (Harold) Yetzer of Shelby, Elizabeth (Ralph) Studer of New Washington, Dorothy (Harold) Beach of Galion, Louise Eitzen of Minn., Barbara Winely of Galion and Ann (Douglas) DeNero of Galion.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother William Kohls and a sister Rita Reed.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a vigil service will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father John Miller as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Pete Kohls, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.