In loving memory of

Caryn Kohnen
February 6, 1949 - December 2, 2018

SHELDON, MINN: Caryn W. Kohnen, 69, of Sheldon, MN died Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Valley View Health Care and Rehab in Houston, MN.
Caryn W. Hahn was born February 6, 1949 to Wallace "Wally" and Carol (Erickson) Hahn in Spring Grove, MN. Caryn graduated from Houston, MN High School in 1967. She married Bernard (Butch) Kohnen on February 22, 1969 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, MN. Caryn worked at the Caledonia Nursing Home, Control Data, and Northern Engraving in Spring Grove, MN, Frankies Restaurant in Caledonia, MN, and Senior Dining in Houston, MN. She also had flower shops. Caryn enjoyed taking pictures, gardening and flowers, fishing, going to craft shows with her best friend Betty. She also enjoyed 4 wheeler rides, camping, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Houston, MN.
Caryn is survived by her husband Butch Kohnen, Sheldon, MN; three children, Tammy Wild, LaCresent, MN, Dan (Jessica) Kohnen, Spring Grove, MN, and Jessie (Lisa) Kohnen, Rushford, MN; her grandchildren, Chelsey Kohnen, Riley Wild, and Elin Kohnen; her siblings, Barbara (Allen) Erickson, Lanesboro, MN, Marshall Hahn, Spring Grove, MN, Micheal (Anita) Hahn, Spring Grove, MN, Linda (David) Hazelton, Winona, MN, Gregory (Jill) Hahn, Caledonia, MN, Gordon (Dolly Pertzch) Hahn, Caledonia, MN, Rhonda (David) Betz, Spring Grove, MN, Darrel (Jeannie) Hahn, Spring Grove, MN, and Duane Hahn, Caledonia, MN; her siblings-in-law, Betty (David) Schmitz, Caledonia, MN, Elmer (Linda) Kohnen, Caledonia, MN and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Robert Kohnen, her parents Wallace and Carol Hahn, her parents-in-law Bernard and Marie Kohnen, her brother Scott Hahn, grandparents Grant and Nina Erickson and William and Alvina Hahn.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston, MN with Pastor Linda McPeak officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Houston, MN and one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Stone Church Cemetery, Houston, MN. Please leave a memory and sign Caryn's online guest book at


Sheila Ness wrote on Dec 5, 2018:

"I am so sorry to hear this. Caryn was the best "across-the-street" neighbor I ever had. We shared so many laughs, a little gossip and lots of flowers. My love to her family and so sorry I can't attend her service."

April wrote on Dec 4, 2018:

"? Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.? You will be deeply missed. "

Patsy Skadson-Wiste wrote on Dec 4, 2018:

"My sympathies to all of Caryn's family and friends. She was my neighbor and although we weren't as close as we were in high school, I still considered her my friend and will miss her very much."

Rocky and Tim Neyers wrote on Dec 4, 2018:

"Some of our best camping weekends were in Highlandville with Caryn, Butch and the Hahn families. Caryn was always on the go taking care of her family, she will be truly missed. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow. Rocky and Tim Neyers"

Dave & Wilma wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"I worked with Caryn at Cal Care. She had a great work ethic. Way too young to pass. Thinking of the Kohnen family at this time..."

Jennifer Evenson wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"We had so much fun together at Senior Dining and Garden Club. I always enjoyed her fun loving spirit. Love you, Jen Evenson"

Marilyn Johnson wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"My condolences and prayers for u at this time of sorrow'"

Coleen and Dan Kowalewski wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"Sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories with your loved one and they will help you heal at this difficult time."

Duane & Paulette Kinneberg wrote on Dec 3, 2018:

"Very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to the family."