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Obituary: Clifton M. Kohn

Jun 02, 2014 08:23AM ● Published by Jim

Clifton M. Kohn

Clifton M. Kohn, age 81 of Marquette, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac surrounded by his family.

Clifton was born in Dalton on July 11, 1932 to Milon C. and Ruth (nee Lytle) Kohn. He proudly served his country in the United States Army 701st Armored Division heavy duty infantry during the Korean War from 1953-55. Clifton worked with his brother for Kohns' Transfer as a milk hauler for 49 years. He was united in marriage to Lona Gray on September 8, 1956 in Markesan and their marriage was blessed with 3 children. He was a member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Marquette, where he served on the Church Council for 6 years. He also served on the Marquette Village Board for 18 years, was a member of the Kingston George Thompson American Legion Post #395, and was on the Marquette Fire Department for 20 years. In his free time, Clifton enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to polka music, gardening and generously sharing his produce with neighbors, friends and family. 

Clifton is survived by his children, Janet (Mark) Whitehouse of Markesan, Gary (Gina) Kohn of Wichita, KS and Sharon (Gale) Jahnke of Markesan; his grandchildren, Shayna (Andrew) Metzen, Aubree (Ryan) Ralph, Taylor (Jaden Schupp) Kohn, Duncan Kohn, Grace Kohn, Betsy Kohn, Kyle Jahnke, Jordan Jahnke and Caleb Jahnke; his brother, Lloyd (Nancy) Kohn of Dalton; his sister-in-law, Marlene Kohn of Marquette. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lona on March 10, 2014, his brother Floyd Kohn and other relatives.


Visitation will take place on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S. Main St., Markesan and also on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 266 Sherman Ave., Marquette. 

A Funeral Service for Clifton will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Plagenz officiating. Burial will take place at Grand View Cemetery, Marquette with graveside military honors provided by Kingston George Thompson American Legion Post #395.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 181 S. Main St., Markesan is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com

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