Emery Kohrs, 87, of Lake City, went to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Lake City Care Center. Emery was born October 15, 1931, in Lake City, to Leonard and Alvira (Dankers) Kohrs . He married Ruth Gerken on June 6, 1952 at Bethany Lutheran Church. They lived and farm in Mount Pleasant Township where they raised six children. In 1993 they retired from farming and moved to Lake City. Emery was a member of St. Peter’s Belvidere Lutheran Church his entire life and served on many church boards.
He is survived by 2 sons, Keith (Deb) Kohrs of Lake City, Mark Kohrs of Lake City; 3 daughters, Kate (Larry) Binner of Wabasha, Debra Foster of Rochester, Patricia Sexton of Lake City; one daughter-in-law, Jill Kohrs of Lake City, grandchildren Scott (Dixi) Kohrs, Paula (Bobby) Priefert, Sherry Foster, Melissa (Jeremy) McDonnell, Jackie (Geoff) Passe, Jessica (Matt) Kehren, Jeremy (Amanda) Kohrs, Jennifer (Bill) Apley, Nicole (Rick) Radatz, Ashley Sexton; 21 great grandchildren; brother Gene (Joanie) Kohrs of Lake City. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruth Kohrs, one son William Kohrs, a stillborn granddaughter, two sons in law, Kenneth Sexton and Dan Foster, and one sister Delores.
A Funeral service will be held at 11 am. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Peter’s Belvidere Lutheran Church with Rev. Steve Frentz officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Scott Kohrs, Jeremy McDonnell, Jeremy Kohrs, Bobby Priefert, Geoff Passe, Matt Kehren, Rick Radatz, Trevor Foster and Bill Apley. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials are preferred to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Belvidere. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com
Courtesy of Mahn Family Funeral Home