Bob Kohorst, Nov, 2007, Harlan, IA

KOHORST-Robert “Bob” Lawrence, age 60, Harlan, IA. Preceded in death by parents, Edna (Hinrichsen) and Leo Kohorst. Survived by wife, Kathleen “Kate” (Schomer) Kohorst; sons, John and Joseph Kohorst, all Harlan, IA; sister, Fay (Dale) Kohorst-Dreesen, Arcadia, IA.
VISITATION Thursday 3pm-5pm at Pauley Jones Funeral Home and 6pm-9pm at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Harlan, IA with Wake Service at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial St. Michael's Church Friday 11am. Interment Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Lincoln Twp, Harlan, IA. PAULEY JONES FUNERAL HOME
Harlan, IA 712-755-3135

Published in the Omaha World-Herald on 11/16/2006.

One thought on “Bob Kohorst, Nov, 2007, Harlan, IA

  1. Tom:
    I tried to log on to the 1968 website, but must be challenged. The following is my attempted posting.
    “Tom Figel: Thank you so much for the beautiful words about our husband and father's passing. Bob suffered a stroke on September 9th, four days after his 60th birthday and the day of his older son's Senior Night at the Harlan football field. He had been worried about whether he could walk on the field with John (he had not been feeling well). The lifeflight helicopter taking Bob to the Omaha hospitals went over the football field as John was warming up for the game. God's grace carried us through that difficult night. We felt sure he would have a good recovery; although his speech was garbled, on Saturday morning he was in good spirits and could move all his extremities. But, we were in for many peaks and valleys through November. During the night on November 13th, he lost oxygen to his brain while in rehabilitation. He died the next day. Greg Sieman has been a wonderful friend through Bob's illness and death. He came, over my protests, to visit Bob immediately after the first stroke. He visited often; helping me to deal with the closing of Bob's law practice, with the fears accompanying something so incredibly shocking. True to his nature, he flew in to visit us as Bob lay dying on November 14th. He has continued to mentor me as I practice law alone now. That kind of love, learned at places like Notre Dame, has sustained us.
    The children and I appreciate all your prayers. We are doing well, with the support of our small town and the good friends from Notre Dame and St. Mary's that have stayed in touch. Thank you for your prayers.
    Hug those you love today. Kate Kohorst ”

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