Russell Ralph Kohner
Age 91, of St. Paul
Passed away peacefully on January 5
while surrounded by his children.
Russ was an incredibly energetic man who lived life to the fullest. He was kind, loving, and generous; always putting others first. He could find a friend in anyone and always appreciated a good laugh or a long conversation. He enjoyed the cabin, golf, and volleyball (even playing on his 90th birthday). His favorite tunes would get him up and dancing. Russ was a proud Navy veteran and retiree from BNSF Railroad.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gert and Ralph; his son Bill “Kohny”; and his sister Maxine Ohse. Russ will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 70 years, Catherine “Kay” Kohner; his loving children, Karen (Bill) Paist, Mary (Jim McQuillan) Wood, Julie (Phil Hinderaker) Kohner, and Jack (Theresa) Kohner; his dear grand children, Ben Mooney, Paul (Allison) Koecher, Kelli Wood, KeAnna Kimbllin, Samuel Kohner, and Nathan Kohner; his special great-grand daughter Ruby Kay Mooney; and many other family and friends.He always said he was blessed to have such an amazing family, but his family believes they were the ones who were blessed!
Visitation 5-8PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at MUELLER MEMORIAL, 835 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30AM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the CHURCH OF ST. PASCAL BAYLON, 1757 Conway Street, St. Paul, with visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment and military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. A special thanks to the kind and caring staff of Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.