Delmar E. Kohls (1944-2019)

Delmar E. Kohls, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born July 19, 1944 in Ellsworth to Emil and Christina (Schmoekel) Kohls.
Delmar was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth where he married Jane Grubb on April 3, 1965. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Ellsworth VFW Post 6485 and American Legion Post 174. He spent most of his life as a building contractor working with his brothers at Kohls Construction. He was also a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and a city councilman for 20 years. Upon his retirement from the city council, as a reward for his service, he was given a lifetime membership to the Ellsworth Golf Course, a gift that sparked his late-life passion for golf.
Delmar is survived by his wife, Jane Kohls of Ellsworth; daughter, Kimberly Warren (Dee) of Salina; sons, Jason Kohls (Heidi) of Hutchinson and Darrel Kohls (Jana) of Augusta; grandchildren, JD and Kaylee Warren, Emily and Dylan Kohls, and Tyler, Chance, Gabriel, and Izabel Kohls; brother, Kenneth Kohls (Carolyn) of Ellsworth; sister, Linda M. Kohls of Ellsworth; sister-in-law, Linda L. Kohls of Ellsworth; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harvey and Ralph.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service is at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Ellsworth Golf Course Senior Men’s League, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.
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