Natalia “Tallie” Kohler

Tallie Kohler 106, of Mexico, died at 10:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Golden Living Center – Pin Oaks. 

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse, with Pastor Ben Taylor officiating.

Tallie was born on June 15, 1906 in Korostyshev, Russia a daughter of Henry and Lydia (Steltzer) Domke.  On September 22, 1928 at the First German Baptist Church in Chicago, Ill,  she married Helmuth C. Kohler.  Mr. Kohler died April 22, 1961.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Wokeck and husband Arthur, of Mauldin, SC, and Esther Emerick and Husband Richard of Auxvasse, Mo; one son, James Kohler and wife Karen of Plainville, Il; 10 grandchildren, Scott Kohler, Cheryl Price, Susan Eastland, Donna Wokeck, James Emerick, Deborah Mayo, Carole Woolfolk, Cathy Sterner, Linda Svejkovsky and Irene Locke; 20 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Ida Domke, Alice Benson and Lillian Klingsporn and three brothers Herbert Domke, Edward Domke, and Waldo Domke.

Tallie was employed at Scripture Press in Wheaton, Il.  She was a member of the Camdenton Bible Baptist Church and Dorcas Guild of First German. 

Memorials may be made to Bethany Christian Services, 114 Williams Street, Suite A, Greenville, SC 29601.

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I didn't get to know Talllie till later in life. She was a very sweet Christian lady who I dearly loved. She could still play the piano at 105 and quote stories. She loved the Lord and I thank the Lord that I had the privilege of knowing her for a few years. One day I'll see her again in heaven.
We knew Tallie for many years when she lived in Glen Ellyn, IL. Tallie was an amazing person who loved the Lord, and everyone she met. She never complained about anything. Whenever we gave her a ride home from church, she always asked to be dropped off at least a block away from her apt. because "she needed to get some exercise." Even our children loved Tallie. We have several memories from her because of the tatted Christmas Ornaments that she made for our Christmas tree. We still used them every year. Prayers are with all of the family during this time. Phil & Ann Johnson
Tallie and Helmuth Kohler were faithful members of the Baptist Church where I was invited by their daughter, Esther in 1950. It was there that I not only met Jesus but also my husband, Roland Misar. We were married March 8, 1952. I have always felt indebted to Esther for that simple invitation to attend the "Youth Group", and have often wondered what might have become of me, had she not reached out to me. We were on our way to Amundsen High School when she casually invited me. I had nothing else going, so I said, "Yes". Some things simply cannot be forgotten. God has been so good to me in every way! To God be the Glory for faithful witnesses. Juliette Misar

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