Caryn Kohnen, 69, mother of Spring Grove man

Caryn W. Kohnen, 69, of Sheldon, died on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Valley View Health Care and Rehab in Houston.

Caryn W. Hahn was born on Feb. 6, 1949, to Wallace “Wally” and Carol (Erickson) Hahn in Spring Grove. 

She graduated from Houston High School in 1967. 

She married Bernard (Butch) Kohnen on Feb. 22, 1969, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston. 

She worked at the Caledonia Nursing Home, Control Data and Northern Engraving in Spring Grove, Frankies Restaurant in Caledonia and Senior Dining in Houston. She also had flower shops. 

She enjoyed taking pictures, gardening and flowers, fishing and going to craft shows with her best friend, Betty. She also enjoyed 4-wheeler rides, camping, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston.

She is survived by her husband, Butch Kohnen of Sheldon; three children, Tammy Wild of La Cresent, Dan (Jessica) Kohnen of Spring Grove and Jessie (Lisa) Kohnen of Rushford; her grandchildren, Chelsey Kohnen, Riley Wild, and Elin Kohnen; her siblings, Barbara (Allen) Erickson of Lanesboro, Marshall Hahn of Spring Grove, Micheal (Anita) Hahn of Spring Grove, Linda (David) Hazelton of Winona, Gregory (Jill) Hahn of Caledonia, Gordon (Dolly Pertzch) Hahn of Caledonia, Rhonda (David) Betz of Spring Grove, Darrel (Jeannie) Hahn of Spring Grove and Duane Hahn of Caledonia; her siblings-in-law, Betty (David) Schmitz of Caledonia and Elmer (Linda) Kohnen of Caledonia and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Kohnen; her parents, Wallace and Carol Hahn; her parents-in-law, Bernard and Marie Kohnen and her brother, Scott Hahn.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 7, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Rev. Linda McPeak officiating. Burial followed in Stone Church Cemetery in Houston. 

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