Lila Ann Kohn, 66, of W Grand Avenue, Port Washington died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at her home. She had been battling Ovarian Cancer.
She was born August 26, 1937 in Port Washington, Wisconsin to Floyd and Norma Wolf Silvers. After graduating from Port Washington High School in 1955 she worked at Fromm Laboratories in Grafton as a secretary. She met Edward R Kohn of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and married him at Friedens Church in Port Washington on December 14, 1957.
Together they raised a family and were active foster parents of over 44 children. Over the years they were also active with Friedens Church through the Youth Group, Vacation Bible School or with Sunday School. She enjoyed hosting Bible studies and offering food, clothing, lodging and other assistance to those in need. Lila had a special place in her heart for children and insisted on being the caregiver before and after school and during the summer months of her grandchildren. She was a former Girl Scout Leader and loved to draw and sketch. She was especially proud of her porcelain doll collection and also enjoyed gardening and antiques.
Lila is survived by her husband Ed Kohn, children Kent (Pat) Kohn of Dallas, Texas, Lisa (Dick) Krier, Litha (Gary) Mueller both of Port Washington and Janet Burmesch of Cascade, Wisconsin. Further survived by sister Lois (Jack) Milarch of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Linda (Gary) Pacey of St. Louis, Missouri, 12 grandchildren, sister-in-law Jeanne Silvers of Marshall, Michigan, many foster children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A daughter Marlinda, brother Lee Silvers and sister Maxine Silvers precede her in death.
Memorial funeral services 11AM Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Friedens Church, 454 N Milwaukee Street in Port Washington. Pastor Mark Voll will officiate. Interment Union Cemetery, Port Washington. Family will receive friends with fellowship and luncheon after services. Memorials to Ovarian cancer research appreciated.