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Elaine I Kohner

April 3, 1930 - June 22, 2017

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Elaine I. Kohner, 87, of La Crosse, Wis., died Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Azura Memory Care, Eau Claire, Wis. She was born in La Crosse, Wis., on April 3, 1930 to Adolph and Francis (Sikorski) Kessel.

She married Michael “Mike” F. Kohner. Elaine loved to grow flowers and travel. She and her husband traveled all over Europe. She also loved her beloved dog Molly. Elaine spent her career as a successful Vice President and loan officer at First Federal Savings and Loan. She was honored and respected, and often sought after because of her caring approach to help families secure a home.

She is survived by one daughter; Jean (Jerry) Ronnie of La Crosse, Wis.; one son Jeff (Jenny) Kohner of Hartland, Wis. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Michelle and Melissa Ronnie, Rachel Levely, Philip and Ben Kohner.

She was preceded in death by her husband Michael F. Kohner Jan. 17, 2004, one son Daniel, and her parents, her two sisters Vera Bacon and Dorothy Kessel, and brother Harold Kessel.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday June 27, 2017 in St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1032 Caledonia St., La Crosse, Wis. Msgr. Charles Stoetzel will officiate with entombment to be held in the St. Frances of Assisi Mausoleum in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis. Family and friends may visit from 1:00 PM until the time of Mass in the Church on Tuesday.