Gary Kohn 71, of LeRoy

Gary Kohn, 71, of LeRoy, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born March 16, 1948, in Spring Valley to Weldon and LaDonna (Fronk) Kohn. He attended and graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School in 1966 and was united in marriage to Deborah Derry on July 2, 1966, in Ostrander and to this union four children were born, Brent, Brenda, Brad and Brigette.  They were later divorced.  After their marriage Gary worked for a short time at the Chrysler plant in Rockford, Ill., before returning to the Ostrander area where he started farming. Gary farmed until 1987. He then started driving a truck for Duwaine Hellickson, Ronnie Eastvold and for Feather Lite.  Most recently Gary has been the grounds keeper for Root River Country Club, Cedar River Golf Course, and most recently at Riceville Country Club.  Gary enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, golfing, bowling, playing pool, fishing and attending sporting events. 

He is survived by his children, Brent (Sarah) Kohn of Spring Valley, Brenda Casey of Cedar, Minn., Brad (Tiffany Asher) Kohn of Spring Valley and Brigette (Dana Riedemann) Meyer; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Lydell (Brett) Reinardy of Hampton, Minn.; special friend, Debra Hanson of LeRoy and the mother of his children, Deborah Hofner of Ostrander.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Ladonna, his stepmother, Maxine, and one sister, Angie.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with the Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be in the Ostrander Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec, 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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