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Donald John Kohnen, 87, of Celina, died at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 5, 2019, at Ohio Living - Quaker Heights Care Community, Waynesville.
He was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Celina, to Henry and Rosemary Pulskamp Kohnen.
On Sept. 2, 1952, he married Klela F. (Strete) Kohnen, who died Sept. 8, 2007.
Surviving are five sons, Michael (Judy), Chesterfield, VA, Phil, Edgerton, Henry, Rocky Top, TN, William (Marie), Defuniak Springs, FL, and Joseph (Stacy), Defiance; four daughters, Melinda (Craig) Vaughn, Waynesville, Teresa (Tim) Wenning, Lima, M. Kathleen (Allan) Skiver, Defiance and Rosemary Kohnen, Celina; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Hank Kohnen and David Kohnen, three sisters, Mary Hart, Rosemary Wilkins, and Ruth Ann Vondrell, and a grandson, Andrew Kohnen.
Don was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, and was employed as the bookkeeper at Wolff Tire in Celina for most of his career.
Don’s favorite pastimes included fishing, bowling, and watching his favorite sports teams, the Buckeyes and the Reds.
Calling is 3-7 Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9-10:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church, with Fr. Timothy McFarland, C.PP.S., officiating.
Following services at the church, Military Rites will be conducted by members of Celina V.F.W. Post #5713 and American Legion Post #210.
Burial will be at a later date at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Memorial donations can be made to Ohio Living – Quaker Heights Care Community, Waynesville, OH or Crossroads Hospice, Cincinnati OH. The family would like to extend their appreciation for the excellent care and counseling received from these organizations over the past five years.