Richard Sylvester Kohns, age 82, was born June 20, 1930 in Meriden, and passed away peacefully at his home in Stillwater, Minn. on January 27, 2013.
Dick served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. He enjoyed farming and carpentry work in Cherokee. The family moved to Stillwater, Minn. in 1976, where he worked and retired from Anderson Windows. Dick also enjoyed working on projects that were the result of his and Lois' artistic imagination. He will be greatly missed. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 611 S. 3rd Street in Stillwater. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Simonet Funeral Home, 6429 Osgood Ave N. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Bayport, MN.
He was preceded in death by parents Lawrence & Catherine (Eischen) Kohns, sisters Pauline (Kohns) Johansen and Lenore (Kohns) Clark.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois (Eckard) Kohns and his children: Kathy Kohns, Mike (Nancy) Kohns, Karen (Bob) Carlson, Karla (Brad) Johnson and Konnie (Shawn) Helwig; Grandchildren Chelsie, Amy, Chad, Kristy, Abby and Adam; and many relatives and friends.