The Kohler family is heartbroken to announce the death of Kenneth Matthew Kohler, Sr. He passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at the age of 75.
Born December 31, 1946, Kenny grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. He worked at Technic Inc. in Cranston, RI as a Mill & Refinery Furnace Operator processing precious metals for over 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed sponsoring and owning adult men’s and women’s baseball and softball teams, sponsoring and watching many of his children and grandchildren race at Seekonk Speedway and owning his local bar, The Bowling Green. His love of softball had him inducted into the Rhode Island’s Softball Hall of Fame in 2021. With his laughter and wise-cracking nature, he made friends everywhere he went, including when he made the move to South Carolina with his youngest daughter in 2017.
He was loved and survived by and will be greatly missed by his children, Kenneth Jr, Robert (Anna), Lisa (David), Lori, Dawn (John), Tammy (Scott), Matthew (Betty), Johnathan (Amy), Michael, Anthony (Erica), and Kendra (Devin), as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday July 9, 2022 at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church of Columbia at 2 p.m. with a celebration of life to follow. The family will be honoring him with a sunset lantern release at Oak Gove Sports Complex at 420 Oak Dr Lexington, SC 29073, one of the many softball fields he played at and visited for tournaments every year.
South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.