THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lillian M. Cohorst
Issue Date: October 3, 2012
Lillian Mary Cohorst, 91, passed away peacefully in Green Bay on Friday, Sept. 28.
Born to the late Raymond and Bina (Madden) Powers on Aug. 30, 1921 in Peshtigo, she graduated from high school and then worked at Badger Paper Mill until she married the love of her life, Joseph Cohorst, on June 1, 1946.
She also worked for many years at the Peshtigo Edgewood Supper Club and for Schreiner 's/Schloegels Restaurant of Marinette.
She is survived by four children, Susan Wright and Mary, both of Portland, Ore., Dennis (Beth) of Green Bay and Laurie (Steve) Albers of Howard; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Kay Powers of Peshtigo; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Powers DeHart of Peshtigo and Irene Cohorst Sanders of Marinette; many nieces and nephews and several friends, especially Helen Suminski and Jan Magritz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; a daughter, Patty Jo; three brothers, Raymond, Richard (Marian) and Jerome; two sisters, Jean Frances and Patricia (Powers) Johnson (Robert) and other beloved family, Bud and Irma Cohorst, Evelyn and Wally Gryzwa, Frances and Norman Lantow and Fred Sanders.
The family will hold a celebration of life on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Parish at 2270 S. Oneida St. in Green Bay with a prayer service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Catholic Charities of Green Bay or a charity of ones choice.