Monday, March 28, 2016

Msgr. Russell Kohler

Msgr. Russell Kohler passed away, on Good Friday, at the age of  72. He was pastor of Most Holy Trinity since 1991, as well as pastor of Ste. Anne de Detroit since 2012. He previously served at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Grotto) Parish, Detroit; St. Patrick Parish, White Lake; St. Aloysius, Detroit; St. David of Wales, Detroit; St. Joseph Parish, Detroit; and St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Newport.

Msgr. Kohler was a strong supporter of Corktown's Most Holy Trinity School and St. Francis of Cabrini Clinic. Msgr. Kohler was also, at one time, chaplain to the Detroit Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Detroit Metro Police Emerald Society, the Detroit Yacht Club, Sinai and Grace Hospitals in DetroitOn a state level, Kohler sat Michigan Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science as well as Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Board.

The schedule for Msgr. Kohler's wake:

Thursday (3/31) at Ste. Anne de Detroit Church
Visitation at 2 p.m.
Bishop Donald Hanchon will celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Friday (4/1) at Most Holy Trinity Church
Visitation at 2 p.m.
Archbishop Allen Vigeron will preside funeral Mass at 6:30 p.m.

For more info:
statement from the parish

A 2013 article about the 40th anniversary of his ordination:
The Michigan Catholic

Two recent articles from the Detroit Free Press:
"Detroit Catholic Pastor Dies at 72"
"Easter Mass Honors Detroit's Msgr. Kohler"

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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