In Memory of

Virginia S. Kohn

July 5, 1955 - January 30, 2020
From: Quimby, IA
Virginia Sue Grindle, the daughter of Rhea (Greenwood) and Virgil Grindle, was born July 5, 1955, in Hamburg, IA. She grew up in Glenwood, IA, where she attended the local schools. Following graduation she attended Beauty School, and enjoyed working in a hair salon.
Virginia was set up on a blind date with Douglas Kohn, and the two were married on June 18, 1977. They farmed in the Marcus and Cleghorn, IA areas, and were blessed with two daughters, Jennifer and Jody. They later made their home in Quimby, IA. Once her girls were raised and out of the home, Virginia worked at K-Mart for several years. Some of her favorite pastimes were listening to audio books and having a good glass of wine. She had a large collection of lighted Christmas village houses and snow globes. Whenever she could, she kept up with her grandchildren’s activities—always interested in what they were doing. She loved playing games with them, especially “UNO”.
Virginia passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA, at the age of 64. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, in-laws, Melvin and Margaret Kohn, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Peck.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Douglas; her daughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Wood of Galva, IA, and their children Julie and Zachary, and Jody (Joseph) Magness of Dewey, OK, and their children, Joseph and Joshua; a sister-in-law, Randi Kelsay of Sioux Falls, SD; two brothers, Garland Kelsay of Sidney, IA, and Bill (Brenda) Kelsay of Glenwood, IA; in-laws, Ron (Joanne) Kohn of Glenwood and Larry (Linda) Kohn of Waterloo, NE; numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 3rd, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Deacon Ron Kohn
Rev. Gene Sitzmann
Deacon LeRoy Rupp
Joseph F. Magness
Kevin Wood
Brett Kohn
Chad Kohn
Zachary Wood
Julie Wood
Joseph A. Magness
Joshua Magness
Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2nd, at the funeral home in Cherokee.
A prayer service will follow at 4:00 p.m.
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee


Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1:10 PM
“I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.”
- Renee Means
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:55 AM
“Virginia had the best smile! I will never forget how sweet her smile was.”
- Pattie Moran Heath
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:35 AM
“I’m so sorry , we are never ready to say Goodbye. Even with all of her health issues, she always had a smile. I have so many childhood memories that I’ll treasure, I bet there is one heck of a pinochle game going on in Heaven since she departed.
I’ll always love you Virginia, even though we didn’t visit as often as we could, I know I always felt comfort in her voice. As we all know, that’s just how she was.”
- Carol(Grindle) Doty
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