Mildred D. ‘Ducky’ Kohler

Mildred D. ‘Ducky’ Kohler

Mildred D. “Ducky” Kohler, 89, of Anna, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at her home.

She was born on July 25, 1927, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Harold “Ducky” and Blanche Faulkerson Davis.

She married Robert J. “Bob” Kohler on Nov. 13, 1948, in Jonesboro.

She is survived by her husband of almost 68 years, Bob Kohler of Anna; three daughters, Gail SanJuan of Connecticut, Beverly Hill of Florida and Judy Miller of Anna; five grandchildren, Jeremiah (Jodi) Womick, Jessie (Herman) Wells, Jim Hill, Alex (Jennifer) SanJuan and Jonathan (Gregory) Costa-St.John; four great-grandchildren, Sophia, Blake and Jacob Wells, and Kyle and Maggie SanJuan; two sisters, Dorothy Day of Belleville and Jean Hanff of St. Louis; and one brother, Harold “Bud” (Joan) Davis of St. Louis. She had a beloved dog, Candy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Steven Kohler Hill; a sister, Thelma Obermeier; a son-in-law, Geoffrey Hill; and two brothers-in-law, K.K. Kohler and Sam Kohler.

She was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna. She retired from Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna after working 23 years in the recreation department. She was a beautician, owning and operating her own beauty shop.

Services for Mrs. Kohler will be held privately.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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