G. Fred Kohl, 93, passed away Sept. 28, 2015, in Richmond, Virginia. He was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Columbus, to the late George and Ethyl (Drake) Kohl.
Janet E. (Dozer) Kohl, 81, passed away Dec. 14, 2015, also in Richmond, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband G. Fred Kohl; her parents, Lawrence and Hazel (Dye) Dozer; a sister, Doris Greene; and a brother, Roger Dozer.
Fred and Janet are survived by his daughter, Patricia Alford of Richmond, Virginia; his son, Glenn Kohl of Asheville, North Carolina; and their grandchildren, Jonathan Alford of Seattle, Washington, Darrick (Suzy) Alford of Atlanta, Georgia, Ellen Alford of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Terra Sisk of Mars Hill, North Carolina; and seven great-grandchildren, Molly, Oliver, Lily, Evelyn, Tyler, Jovi and Gianna. Janet is also survived by her brother, Richard (Linda) Dozer of Circleville; three sisters, Ruth (Frank) Scipione of Worthington, Marian Oney and Carolyn Lawhorn, both of Londonderry; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Fred retired from Nationwide Insurance Companies as Director of Promotion and Advertising in 1981. He graduated from Capital University in 1942 and went on to graduate studies at the University of Florida while in the Army. He served during World War II in the 94th Infantry Division. His infantry unit was awarded a Presidential Citation for combat excellence in the Saar-Moselle triangle and breaching the German Siegfried Line. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Medal, and four major battle stars. Fred was a member of First Community Church in Columbus since 1957.
Janet graduated with honors from Southeastern High School in 1952 and retired after 30 years at Nationwide Insurance Companies as an executive secretary.
A memorial service will be held for both Fred and Janet at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Londonderry Cemetery. Burial will directly follow with the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard performing military graveside honors for Fred.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal