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Alice M. Kohut

June 12, 1923 — July 31, 2022

Alice M. Kohut of Hubbard Lake, better known to her family and friends as “Chuna” passed away peacefully in her home in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 31, 2022, engulfed in the love of her family. She was the youngest of twelve children born to Karol and Apolonia Rudolph. After leaving Europe by ship, the Rudolphs settled in Floodwood, MN, and Chuna was born in Cloquet, MN. At the age of two she lost her father, and her mother and older siblings moved to Detroit, MI. Chuna began to study Polish at an early age so she could communicate with her mother who only spoke Polish. Chuna was the only one to graduate with a high school diploma from Hamtramck High School. She went on to work as a secretary for a detective at Pinkerton Detective Agency in downtown Detroit and was a secretary/receptionist at Henry Ford Hospital. She married the “Love of her life” Edward “Fast Eddie” Kohut on September 1, 1946. They were friends and classmates in elementary school and reunited after Ed’s return from WWII. She then became the proud wife of a Detroit Police Sergeant. Upon the death of their oldest son, Roger, who was killed in action in the Vietnam War at the age of 19, Ed and Alice retired and moved “Up North” as they say to beautiful Hubbard Lake where they completed 67 years of marriage until Ed’s passing on July 1, 2014. Chuna loved life, family, friends, and mostly her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At age 65 she decided to go back to work at what was known as the West Shore Tavern and Pirates Cove on Hubbard Lake. She loved her Detroit Tigers and most of all, she loved to bowl. At the age of 94 she led her team to first place and the championship. She reluctantly retired after that. She is loved by many and will be missed by all who ever knew her for her smile, her feistiness, and her sense of humor. Her motto and belief in making it to 99, “do everything in moderation” and never sway from your faith in the Lord who will see you through all that comes your way in this life. She wanted all to know in her leaving that “she loves you”. Alice was preceded in death by her son Roger Scott Kohut and her husband Edward Henry Kohut. She is survived by her son Keith Edward and his wife Sandra Kohut of Columbia City, IN, and her daughter Gale and her husband Anson Rowley of Hubbard Lake, seven grandchildren, Derek (Tabbie) Kohut, Scott and his wife Wendy Kohut, Joseph and his wife Hailey Kohut, Dr. William Howard Buchner Jr., Jennifer L. Buchner, Bruce E. (Emily) Buchner and Benjamin J. Buchner, 12 great grandchildren, with two on the way this fall, three step-grandchildren, Tamara (Rock) Pistillo, Kimberly (Patti) Rowley, and Christopher (Mary) Rowley, and three step great grandchildren, Christopher (Annalise) Russo and their son Sebastian, Kendall (Christopher) Don, and Anson (Christina) Rowley. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the Hubbard Lake Cemetery. Rev. John William will officiate. A celebration of life will follow at the Kohut home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Disabled American Veterans or to Hospice of Michigan. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alice M. Kohut, please visit our flower store.


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