A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield, with the Rev. Sebastian Venni officiating. Military rites by the American Legion Post 54 will be conducted at Sacred Heart Church following the service.
Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. Friday until the Mass.
Memorials may be designated to Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield at npo.justgive.org/npnprofits/donate.jsp?ein=93-0833012.
Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield is assisting the family. Condolences may be offered online at www.rembsfh.com.
Mrs. Kokaly was born March 24, 1919, in Willard, a daughter of the late Math and Anna (Buttvich) Ruzic. She attended school in Willard and graduated from Greenwood High School.
She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Marshfield.
She then served in the United States Army during World War II and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant on Feb. 2, 1946.
She was married to Edward J. Kokaly on Aug. 9, 1947, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. He died on May 8, 2007.
They farmed in Willard from 1945 until 1950 and then in the town of Richfield in Wood County from 1950 until 1980. She also worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital neonatal unit in Marshfield from 1969 to 1985.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield and a former member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bakerville.
Survivors include three daughters, Frances (John) Polacek, Appleton, Diane (Jeff) Raschke, Clintonville, and Kathy (Jeff) Konopacky, Custer; one sister, Ann Mossack, Omro; and three grandsons.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Zora Macknick and Angeline Ruzic; and two brothers, Ivan and Vincent Ruzic.