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1945 Joseph 2019

Joseph John Kohn

November 15, 1945 — November 25, 2019

Joseph “Joe” Kohn, the son of Marvin and Martha (Nilles) Kohn, was born November 15, 1945, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from I.C. High School in 1964. After high school, Joe worked at Perrin Fur Farm for a short time and then worked for Lubeck Oil in Cherokee for 44 years until its closing.

 On November 16, 1968, he was united in marriage to Judy Roggow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee and to this union two sons were born; Joel and Jason. Following her passing in 1971, he was united in marriage to Joyce Schweitzberger at the Immaculate Conception Catholic in Cherokee. They were blessed with five children.

 Joe was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and bowling. He also liked playing golf, attending to his flower garden, watching and feeding birds, and woodworking. Joe also loved working on cars with Francis Heid at the racetrack. Most of all, Joe enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

 On Monday, November 25, 2019, Joe passed away at a Sioux City hospital at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judy (Roggow) Kohn; one sister Cookie Simmons; and his parents, Marvin and Martha Kohn.

 He is survived by his wife Joyce Kohn of Cherokee, IA; his children: Joel (Cindy) Kohn of Cherokee, IA, Jason (Sara) Kohn of Cherokee, IA, Jeff (Angie) Kohn of Ida Grove, IA, Aaron (Aimee) Kohn of Cherokee, IA,  Sherry Miller of Carlisle, IA, John and (Jodi) Kohn of Cherokee, IA, Gena (Jared) Leonard of Cherokee, IA;  17 grandchildren: Jacob, Adam, Kelsee, Tyler, Ryan, Katie, Nathanael, Carson, Jonathan, Lillian, Kaitlyn, Lydia, Alex, Cameron, Bailee, Chris, and Nick; three great-grandchildren, Brodie, Foster, and Huxley; siblings, Charles (Jill) Kohn of Thornton, CO, Connie (Gary) Olsen of Cherokee, IA, Judy (Ray) Gum of Sutherland, IA, Leo (Theresa) Kohn of Cherokee, IA;  and Kathy (Jon) Miller of Cherokee, IA; brothers-in-law, Gary (Linda) Simmons of Cherokee, IA, Steve (Barb) Roggow of Marion, IA, and Dean (Deb) Roggow of Cedar Rapids, IA; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Mark Stoll
Joel Kohn
Jason Kohn
Aaron Kohn
Jeff Kohn
John Kohn
Jared Leonard
Visitation for the public will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, with the family present at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m wake service Sunday, following the visitation at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa
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