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1934 Jacob 2021

Jacob E. Kohnz

April 28, 1934 — April 23, 2021

Jacob E. "Jake" Kohnz, 86, of Valmeyer, IL, died April 23, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. He was born April 28, 1934, in Valmeyer, IL.

He is survived by his sons Brian (Tina) Kohnz, Bruce (Ann) Kohnz, and Kip (Todd Monnig) Kohnz; grandchildren Andrew Kohnz and Max Kohnz; and special friend Barb Goldschmidt.

Jake is preceded in death by his parents Jacob A. & Techla E. (nee Weber)  Kohnz; and brothers Weldon G. Kohnz and Stanley J. Kohnz.

He was a member of the Valmeyer Fire Department from 1971 - 1999 (serving also as fire chief for many years), US Amy Veteran, and member of the Valmeyer American Legion Post 901 (past post commander). Jake graduated from Valmeyer High School and worked as a barber for 57 years until age 82.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Mary's Church - Valmeyer

4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Memorial Mass:
10 AM Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Valmeyer, IL
Father Felix Chukwuma officiating

Interment at a later date -  Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville, IL

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

SS Peter and Paul Church

204 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298

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