Obituary: Marilyn E. Cohrs

Marilyn E. Cohrs, age 75, of Waconia, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral Service held Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia with Rev. Bob Alsleben officiating; visitation was Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and at the church one hour prior to the service; prayer service Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Marilyn Elizabeth Cohrs was born on Feb. 26, 1937 in Linn Grove, Iowa the daughter of Milford and Hildred (Smith) Mangold. She was baptized on June 13, 1937 in Linn Grove, Iowa and later confirmed in the Christian Faith at Amo Lutheran Church in Storden, Minn.

On May 1, 1959, Marilyn was united to Delwin S. Cohrs at Marilyn’s parent’s home in Westbrook.

Marilyn loved her family very much, they played a big role in her life, and she enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities. You would often find her reading, bird watching, painting, cooking, and canning. She loved her peanut M&M’s, chocolate chip cookies and the outdoors, especially at her cabin and in her vegetable and flower gardens.

Marilyn graduated from Heron Lake High School, Heron Lake, Minn., and graduated from Nettleton Commercial College, Sioux Falls, S.D., in 1955 with a Junior Secretarial degree. She worked as a secretary at FSI in Chaska for a number of years and also volunteered her time at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran LWML and was in an Investment Club.

Marilyn will be remembered for her kind and gentle soul. She was selfless and often put others above herself. She lived a full and active life in spite of her many aliments. She faced every day with courage and a smile; never complained or asked why me. She continues to be an inspiration to her family and to many who were fortunate to know her.

Our hearts are broken but we are comforted by the many wonderful memories and knowing she is at peace.

The family would also like to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Waconia, Methodist Hospital, and Ridgeview Medical Center. Also, Dr. McMichael, Dr. Mark Moline, Dr. Caperton, Dr. Somers, Dr. Blumenreich, Dr. Kahn and many, many nurses, aides, family and friends. Thank you for your expertise, kindness and compassion.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband Delwin; parents Milford and Hildred Mangold; son-in-law Ron Teubert; brothers and sister-in-law Fred and Vi Mangold, Dick Mangold; sister Ardis Bray; father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Agnes Cohrs; brothers-in-law Richard McCullough, Darwin Cohrs; nieces Suzanne Bray, Lisa Chappius; nephew Marty Mangold.

Marilyn is survived by her loving family; daughter Bonnie Teubert of Chaska; son Bob Cohrs and partner Doug Van Well of Woodbury; grandchildren Cassandra and Nathan Schaefer, Kyle Teubert and April Kamp-Whittaker, Dana Teubert, Amanda Van Well, Brianna Van Well; great-granddaughter Seannah Schaefer; sister Margaret McCullough of Chaska; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Sharon Mangold of Faribault; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ted Bray and Bernie of Albertville, Judy Mangold of Iowa, Sherwin and Leora Cohrs of Elk River, Penny and Laronia Cohrs of West Virginia, Sally Cohrs of Cannon Falls; and her dog Missy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers Jerry McCullough, Rick McCullough, Gregg McCullough, Jim McCullough, Alan Mangold, Donald Mangold.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;