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John R. Kohnhorst

January 24, 1953 ~ October 10, 2018 (age 65)

John R. Kohnhorst, 65, Wausau died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family while under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at the Hospice House, Wausau.


He was born January 24, 1953 in Wausau, son of Ralph Kohnhorst, Wausau and the late Lois (Steiner) Kohnhorst.  On September 22, 2004 he married Lorrene Randall in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  She survives.


John worked at Wausau Papers in Brokaw until his retirement.  He enjoyed being a member of the Rib Mountain Bowmen and also the Brokaw Skeet and Trap Club.   John’s true passions in life were hunting and fishing.  He spent lots of summers in the U.P. fishing especially on his favorite place; Chaney Lake.  John also cherished the time he spent hunting with his family near Tomahawk.


Survivors include his wife, Lorrene Kohnhorst, Wausau, his father, Ralph (Clarice) Kohnhorst, Wausau, his brother, Mike (Pam) Kohnhorst, Wausau, special friend and sister-in-law, Toni Ann (Jerry) Anderson, Wakefield, MI, his fur babies, BooBoo and Patches as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, step sisters, step brothers and brothers-in-law.


Besides his mother he was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Holtz.


A Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau.  Friends may call on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of services all at the Sixth Street funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed at


A special request from John before he passed was to have all his friends and family to wear plaid or flannel to the funeral home on Monday to honor his love of the outdoors.

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