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Herman  J.  Kohlhepp, Jr.
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  • Hospice of Dayton
    324 Wilmington Ave.
    Dayton , OH 45420

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“Your father was instrumental in helping me succeed in my career and life! He was one of the finest teachers I have ever had! You have my deepest...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Wyen - Anna (McCartyville), OH

“Chuck, I have lots of fond memories of your dad, I have thought of him many times over the past several years, Your family is in my thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Schmiesing - Columbus, OH

“Herman was "Mr. Kohlepp" to me. Mr. Kohlepp was always so pleasant toward me and my high school girlfriend then, when we encountered each other in...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Daniel Moorman - West Chester, OH

“good teacher at minster G od bless his family the ron boeke family ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Chuck, Teresa, Jason & Erin, We are very sorry to learn of your Father's/Grandfather's passing. Undoubtedly, he has been reunited with loved ones...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Dick and Pat Keefe - Beavercreek, OH

“Keeping your family in my prayers ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Joanne Anderson - Xenia, OH

“We are sad to hear of the passing of Herman. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We were neighbors of Herman and Kitty from 1993-2000. ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mark and Jill Oldiges - Minster, OH

“I was a former student of Mr. Kohlhepp with the class of 1978. I, like many youth, really didn't know the direction I wished to take in my career....Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: V.J. Westerheide - Coldwater, OH

“As others have stated I also learned so very much from Herman. Woodworking has been a lifelong hobby of mine. I credit your father for this. I'll...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Schmiesing - Minster, OH

“Dear Chuck, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Mr. Kohlhepp and your family will be in my prayers. I enjoyed all of the Industrial...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: James Schmiesing - Castle Pines, CO

“He was one of best teachers I ever had Chuck! I am sorry for your loss. Your dad didn't just teach me about woodworking, he taught me the importance...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Gary Bergman

“Chuck, sorry for your loss. Your father was a giant among educators at Minster. Much of what he taught is still with me today. So many fond memories....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jay Purpus

“Chuck, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I have a lot of good memories of your dad teaching industrial arts and of us running around the neighbor...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Tony Beckman - Minster, OH


Of Xenia, formerly of Minster, passed away at 2:05 PM on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Hospice of Dayton. He was born on October 18, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Herman J., Sr. and Kathleen M. (Forquer) Kohlhepp. On February 13, 1946 he married Katherene E. "Kitty" Guenther, who died on May 28, 2008. Survivors include a son Charles E. (Teresa) Kohlhepp of Xenia, two grandchildren Jason Kohlhepp of Fairborn, and Erin (Scott) Hartke of Mechanicsburg. Along with his wife, Herman was preceded in death by a son Lawrence H. Kohlhepp, and sister Elizabeth (Robert) Dickenson of Gahanna.

Herman was a former member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster. He served in the US Army during WWII as a Medical Technician in the Medical Corp. It was during this time that he met Kitty, who would later become his wife. He taught Industrial Arts for many years at the Minster Local Schools and retired in 1978. He set up the first machine tool operator program for implementing the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962 (MDTA) in the state of
Ohio and taught programs from 1963-67. He and Kitty also trained and served on the first Minster Area Life Squad in 1975.

A time of visitation will be held beginning at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the St. Brigid Catholic Church, 312 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:30 A.M. with the Rev. John Krumm officiating. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in the St. Joseph Cemetery of Lockbourne, Ohio. Condolences to the Kohlhepp family may be left online at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Dayton (324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420) in Herman's memory.