John "Chuck" Kohler
September 17, 1933 - May 4, 2022


John "Chuck" Kohler
Sep 17, 1933 - May 4, 2022

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Chuck Kohler
Canton - Chuck Kohler, 88, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at his residence.
He was born on September 17, 1933 in Canton to John and Margaret "Maggie" (Hadsall) Kohler. They preceded him in death.
He married Jaki James on August 13, 1959 in Canton. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, John (Carol) Kohler of Canton, Christine Kohler of Canton, two grandchildren, Katey (Colin) Davis, Lauren Kohler and one great grandchild, Autumn.
Chuck was a self-employed Barber in Canton and the owner/operator of Kohler Trucking.
He was a member of the Canton Elks Lodge #626, Canton American Legion and the Canton VFW.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 11 am at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To leave online condolences please visit,

Bev Tanner on May 14, 2022

Jaki: I was so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Our husbands fought the good fight well. May peace be with him and the love of all with you.

Fred and Susan Duquenne on May 11, 2022

The success of a man is not determined by his wealth or stature, but by how many lives he has touched in a positive way. Chuck was a very successful man. God bless you and your family with comfort and peace. Susan and Fred Duquenne

Eric Benson on May 10, 2022

Kaki, John, Chris, and family, please accept my sincere condolences, and sorry for your loss. Many fond childhood memories being with you and your family. God bless you and yours, and Godspeed Chuck.

Karla Busby on May 9, 2022

Losing someone so dear is devastating, and no words can ever really relieve that pain. But to help, I wish you courage and healing during these toughest of days. Your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tony Rolando on May 8, 2022

I am so sorry to Chuck’s passing. A great guy with a wonderful family, Chuck was one of Cantons most fascinating people…he will be greatly missed.

Max & Lucille Latimer on May 7, 2022

We send condolences Jaki. May your beautiful memories give you peace, comfort, and pride in all of your tomorrows.

Leah Cardosi Ayers on May 7, 2022

Condolences to the family. Thinking of you all.

Deb Kuchan on May 6, 2022

Mrs Kohler and family, so very sorry for your loss. Blessings to you & to all his friends.

Cindi Hitchcock on May 6, 2022

Really sorry for your loss Mrs. Kohler and family. You are in my prayers.

Jennifer Stephens on May 6, 2022

I’m so sorry for your loss, Mrs. Kohler. I think of you every once in awhile. My brother, Tom, and I were trying to explain the magnitude of “getting a 12” to his kids the other day. Your family is in my prayers.

George Meacham on May 6, 2022

Sorry to hear of Chuck 's passing. We will all meet again. RIP an God bless Chuck an all his family.

Gene Wallace on May 5, 2022

So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a US Military Veteran, one of the nicest guys and the best barber I ever met. Always ready to discuss anything - golf was one of his favorite topics. He will be missed by many. My condolences to all the family. May God bless all. Rest in Peace in Heaven, Chuck.

Christine Kohler on May 5, 2022

Lynnette Hagen on May 5, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Kathy Henseler on May 5, 2022

Jackie, (A-Billion) words would not… suffice! (A-Billion) too (1) the laugh John had! 🇺🇸🙏🏻🇺🇸… For, (U) may (His) soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed… R.I.P. Kathy/ A.J. Henseler 3rd. 😇😇😇.

Tony Kozelichki on May 5, 2022

I can only remember meeting Chuck once to discuss milk bottles, but have known Chris for many years and had the legendary Jaki as a teacher my senior year of high school. Jaki was one of the great influences in my life in both of my careers. My utmost respect to her and her family.

John Duncan on May 5, 2022

Our condolences to the entire Kohler family. Its never easy losing a parent. Keep your memories close. John and Judy

Rita Linn on May 5, 2022

Sorry for your loss

Craig Miller on May 5, 2022

CandleSincere condolences to Jaki, his children and his many friends. (Jaki was my teacher when she taught at Lewistown.)

Dee Doubet on May 5, 2022

I’m so sorry to learn of Chuck’s death. Condolences to Jaki and John and the rest of the family. 💐

Debbie Harrison Talaska on May 5, 2022

My condolences to one of the best teachers at CHS and to Carol and John

BJ McCullum on May 5, 2022

Chuck was a guy you could always talk sports with. He knew Canton sports and loved to discuss them. He liked to talk golf and golf history in the county as well. Chuck was proud of his family and he was proud of his community. His roots are here and will be for many decades. He is gone but not forgotten. A very good man

Ashley BardezBanian on May 5, 2022

Uncle Charlie sure knew how to make us laugh at family gatherings! He will be missed greatly! Sending love, hugs & praying for comfort for my Kohler family.

Tammie Jamgochian on May 5, 2022

So sorry to hear this, Chick was a great guy. Judex & I will miss him deeply and also, at all the family gatherings.

Doug Kepler on May 5, 2022

After the fire on the square, Chuck started barbering on west Elm with Frankie and Jim. I was the shoeshine boy there in the early seventies. Have known Chuck since then. Loved whellin and dealin with him in recent years at his antique shop. I share in your sorrow and celebrate his legacy. Truly one of the good ones


so sorry to hear this enjoyed dealing with him

Valerie Parsons on May 5, 2022

So sorry for your families loss. Prayers to you all.

Barbara Kuzniar on May 5, 2022

Jakie, Marion and I are so sorry for your family's loss.

Becky Coay McLeod on May 5, 2022

So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to all

Sharlee Utsinger on May 5, 2022

Condolences to you & your family, Jackie.



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Canton, IL 61520
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