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“I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Kohler, I worked for him in Tallahasee when he started there. I have googled him in the past years just to see what...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Fairley - Tallahassee, FL

“May God rest your soul and reward you for all that you did as one of His Servents. You will always be remembered as a gentleman and a scholar - and...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Deanne Rodriguez - FL - Patient

“I just found out about this and I am very saddened by his passing, while yet knowing he is singing the praises of his Lord. He was an outstanding...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Rebecca Beyer - Brooksville, FL

“Dr Kohler's family & staff. My condolences to you all. I apologize, I just heard of this and am so saddened as he was an amazing caring Doctor and an...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Effie M Robinson - Spring Hill, FL

“Thank you Dr. Kohler for your excellent care. I just found out on the Internet. I know you are in the arms of our Heavenly Father, and we will meet...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Dennis Bedard - Brooksville, FL

“Wonderful doctor, man, father, grandfather. I had many meetings with him as a patient with sleep apnea and Alpha One and he made me feel understood...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Donna Aho - Brooksville, FL

“Dr. Kohler shared our Faith with each other. He is now in the Hands of Jesus and one day I will see him again in That Land of Glory. What a day of...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Jerry Buckley - Spring Hill, FL

“I am deeply saddened with news of our dear Dr Kohler's passing. I feel so blessed to have been his patient for 6 years. He was more than my "sleep...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Gail Bride - Spring Hill, FL

“Dr. Kohler was the last of a dying breed. The man was impeccably dressed, was always professional and always put you at complete ease. He was by...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Susanne Barnason - Spring Hill, FL

“Ms. Barbara, I don't know if you will remember me but I have many loving and fond memories of you and Dr. Kohler when he helped diagnose me with...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Julie Paulk Walker - Ocilla, GA

“What a wonderful and loved doctor. He was such a great person and is now resting in God's arms. God bless everone. ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: marlene williams - hernando, FL

“Our prayers go out to the Kohler's family. He was our doctor for a few years, and in those few short years he shared hislove of God with us.He...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Clara and Bob Beck - Masaryktown, FL

“Terrible news to learn Peter's childhood friend and co-author suddenly passed this week. Their mutual adventures over the years colored my...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: TJ Kattermann - Friend

“This news saddens me greatly... Bill was a wonderful caring man and a true patient advocate. As one of the pioneers of sleep medicine he taught me...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Ben Thomas - McKinney, TX

“Dr. Kohler was a very sweet, kind man. I will miss seeing him. Very sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Mike Dodson - Spring Hill, FL

“I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Kohler's passing. I have been his patient for the past four years and am grateful to him for all...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Shirley Jacques - Spring Hill, FL

“Bill Kohler was a colleague, great friend and wonderful person. I am having a hard time imagining what it will be like without him. I have been...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Robert Watson - Gainesville, FL

“Dr. Kohler will be remember by not only his family, friends, colleagues and patients, but by many throughout the nation who knew him in sleep...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Joanne Hebding - Tallahassee, FL

“In the moments I was fortunate to spend with Dr. Kohler over the years, I was always struck by his humble heart, kind spirit, genuine interactions...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: David Kurz - Berkeley, CA

“To the Kohler and Mitten families: I am so sorry for your loss. I am extremely thankful that my dad, as a teenage immigrant to the United States,...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Steve Kurz

“Dr. Kohler was a very kind, genuinely, caring doctor. He was a man of class.... one of a kind. Many of us are so very saddened for the loss of this...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Cheryl & Rich Luevano - FL

“I was very saddened to learn of Dr. Kohler's passing. He was a very wonderful and kind person and was very helpful whenever I reached out to him. My...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Lynn Celmer - IL

“We are deeply saddened by dr. Kohler's death. He was a wonderful and kind person and we will miss him. He was a kind compassionate dr and helped me...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Jon and Linda caminez - Montcello, FL

“Dear Liz & Kohler Family, My heart & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is never easy. Please remember you have...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Kelly Rhineberger - Brooksville, FL

“I was saddened to hear of Dr. Kohler's passing. He was a wonderful person. He was an inspiration in my life in lots of way. I am sending my thoughts...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie Mansfield - Union Star, KY

VISIT TODR. KOHLER'S FARM IN BROOKSVILLE “Dr. Kohler was my neurologist since 1980 when we moved to Tallahassee, and I needed the services & care of someone with his expertise.He was...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: RITA V.. DIAZ-KENNEY - FL

“Goodness in a state of shock. Wonderful man. Rest in peace Dr Kohler. You will be missed by many. ”
27 of 32 | Posted by: Judy hays - tallahassee, FL

“I am saddened to hear of Dr. Kohler's unexpected departure. I recently sought the professional insight of Dr. Kohler, and must say that I never met a...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Miller - Spring Hill, FL

“Absolutely one of the greatest individuals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His knowledge, direction and compassion is unmatched. He was...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Edwin Cintron - Friend

“My Thoughts & Prayers are with the Family. Dr. Kohler will be surely be missed. He was Fantastic, Professional every time I seen him. I'm sure he is...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Kimberly Ward - Brroksville, FL

“I'm so sorry to hear the news about Dr. Kohler. My prayers go out to his family. He was a well respected physician and truly a nice man. He will be...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Tiffany Doolaghty - FL

“My prayers go out to Dr Kohler's family. He was my doctor and a wonderful caring man. He will be missed by many. May he rest in peace ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Dale Hughrs - Spring Hill, FL


KOHLER, William Curtis M.D., age 72, died at home in Brooksville on October 15, 2014. Formerly, he lived in Tallahassee, Florida and Fishtail, Montana.

Born in Wharton, N.J. to Walter and Elizabeth Kohler, Bill graduated from Oberlin College and The University of Florida College of Medicine. He served in the Air Force as a Major at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. On September 1, 1962 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Louise Bauman (they recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.)

Dr. Kohler will be especially remembered for his work in sleep medicine. He was involved with sleep medicine for over 40 years and was also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine as well as Pediatrics and Neurology. In 2009, at the World Congress on Sleep Medicine in Quebec, Canada, he presented some of his findings related to the successful treatment of somnambulism. This past August he was among the speakers at "Current Concepts in Sleep Medicine, 2014," the annual conference on sleep held in St. Petersburg. He was formerly a partner in the Tallahassee Neurological Clinic for 18 years. Later, he founded the Florida Sleep Institute in Spring Hill, Florida and was instrumental in certifying other sleep labs around the country.

Dr. Kohler's life-long interest in the field of sleep medicine also prompted him to research numerous ways in which sleep disorders can be treated successfully. Shortly before his death, he completed a manuscript currently being readied for publication next spring by the Taylor & Francis Group.

While at Oberlin College he was a member of the noted Oberlin Choir that toured Russia at the request of the US State Department. He had a lifelong love of singing and shared it with his church family at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Spring Hill.

Bill was a man of unwavering faith. "Dr. Kohler" was widely regarded as the "sweetest man I ever met". He loved the Lord with all of his heart and loved his neighbors as himself. It was rare that he wasn't smiling or in a good mood regardless of the occasion. Through his faith and love of God he lived with an inner peace, comfort and confidence throughout his life despite turmoil and hardships.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara; son Jon and his wife Erica of Tallahassee and grandchildren Greyson and Ashton; daughter Kris Mitten and her husband John of Brooksville and grandchildren Briana, Vivian, John, William Spencer, Gwyneth, and Evelyn; and daughter Elizabeth of Brooksville.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 18. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund, 13171 Tara Street, Spring Hill, Florida 34609.


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