Emery Kohrs -- Lake City

January 5, 2019

Emery Kohrs, 87, of Lake City, went to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Lake City Care Center.

Emery was born Oct. 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 farmed 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 two sons, Keith (Deb) Kohrs of Lake City, and Mark Kohrs of Lake City; three daughters, Kate (Larry) Binner of Wabasha, Debra Foster of Rochester, and Patricia Sexton 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, and Ashley Sexton; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Gene (Joanie) Kohrs of Lake City; daughter-in-law, Jill 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, Jan. 8, at St. Peter’s Belvidere Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Steve Frentz officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday 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.

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