Allen Harold Kohn, 78, was born at home in Cylon Township on August 24, 1932. He was the son of Walter and Margaret (Dettmann) Kohn. He attended Highland School near his home. On March 29, 1952, he was united in marriage to Donna Fouks, and to this union two daughters were born. They made their home in Deer Park, Wisconsin. During his life he held several jobs, sometimes two. When times were tough he took whatever work there was. He then started a job with the St. Croix County Highway Department working on highway maintenance for 30 years. He retired in 1995.
Even though it was work to most people, he enjoyed cutting wood to heat their home. Allen fished on occasion when there was time. All through his life he liked a night out, especially if there was live music for the evening as he enjoyed dancing.
Allen battled bone cancer, and his final months were very difficult. He and Donna were staying at his daughter's home with the help of hospice care. He died there on Monday morning, June 13, 2011, at the age of 78 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Burley.
Surviving family members are his wife, Donna; daughters, Judy (Richard) Anderson and Kristine (Eugene) Koehler; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine (Ortwin) Koser; as well as other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Deer Park, with Pastor Joel Lintner officiating. There was a visitation time for the hour prior to the service at the church. Music was provided by Amanda Staberg and Pastor Roger Kastelle. Casketbearers were Mitch Anderson, Karisa Anderson, Jamie Koehler, Chris Moran, Jason Koehler and Veronica Koehler. Honorary casketbearers were Jennifer Gronquist and Guy Gronquist. Interment was at the Calvary Cemetery in Deer Park.
Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery. Friends may sign an online guest book at www.williamson-white.com.
(Amery Free Press, New Richmond News)