James A. “Jim” Kohnen, age 68, of Germantown, passed away Friday, April 17, in the Carbondale Rehab and Nursing Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 68 year-old James A. “Jim” Kohnen will be Wednesday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Memorials are suggested to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center or Mater Dei High School.
He was born December 6, 1946 in Breese, a son of Aloys “Ollie” and Minerva, nee McIntire, Kohnen.
Surviving are his children, Michele Zimbelman and husband Mark of Murphysboro, Mark Kohnen and wife Trishia of Germantown, Matthew Kohnen and wife Jolene of Aviston, and Maura Lee and husband Jim of Murphysboro; 7 grandchildren, Jessica Spring, Christian, Riley, and Alaina Kohnen, Dayton and Elise Kohnen, and Jayme Lee; brothers, Gerald Kohnen and wife Ann, David “Goose” Kohnen and wife Deb, and Paul Kohnen and wife Deb all of Germantown; and former wife, Mary, nee Ratermann, Schaub.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael Kohnen.
Jim received his B.S. in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and worked as an accountant at Scott Air Force Base and was a former Deputy Sheriff in Clinton County.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown and Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869 where he served as past Grand Knight.
Moss Funeral Home
600 Railroad Street
Germantown, IL 62245