Sidney Kohlenberg
Kohlenberg, Sidney Passed away October 20, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved husband for 68 years of Edith/Shirley Kohlenberg (nee Zitzer). Cherished father of Ronald (Pamela) Kohlenberg, the late Elayne Kohlenberg, the late Sharon Goldman (Larry), Linda Irwin, Gary (Mary) Kohlenberg and Louise (Rock) Feldman. Loving grandfather of Rachel (Matt) Hintz, Alexa Kohlenberg, Ettel (Binyamin) Kaplan, Julia and Sharlotte Irwin, Ean, Rebecca and Evan Kohlenberg, Stacy Feldman and Sam Goldman. Dear brother of Robert (Mavis) Kohlenberg, Dorothy Arenzon, and David (Elizabeth) Kohlenberg. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Sidney served as a US Navy photographer during WWII. In 1946 he became a founder of Hein Electric Supply Company. Sid enjoyed boating and fishing and was a founder of The Great Lakes Sports Fisherman Club. He enjoyed listening to jazz and later in life learned how to play the piano. Photography was a passion of his; having a studio and darkroom in the basement and taking portraits of his family for all occasions. In his 80's he took up digital photography. He loved spending time with his family, especially in Door County, Wisconsin. Sid was an avid ham radio operator and during the Vietnam conflict connected soldiers on The Sanctuary, a hospital ship, with their families. Sid was member of Score and B'nai B'rith as well as being a Mason. Sid had a warm heart and smile and a wonderful sense of humor. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 11:00 AM at Anshai Lebowitz Cemetery, 326 S. Hawley Rd., Milwaukee. Condolences will be received after graveside services at Chai Point from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sharon H. Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award, Congregation Shalom and the Jewish Home and Care Center.
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 22, 2016.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
23
Visitation
12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Chai Point
Oct
23
Graveside service
11:00a.m.
Anshai Lebowitz Cemetery
326 S. Hawley Rd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Funeral services provided by:
Goodman-Bensman Funeral Home
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I wanted to be graveside today.
I'm stuck inside due to illness.
My heart is lunking around in my chest. I cannot imagine how his family must be feeling. Life is short. And precious. Love is special when shared. I aspire to be half the spouse, parent, grandparent, and friend Sid/ Zadey Mr. Kohlenberg was.
He touched my life in many ways. He was a thinker and a do-er. He took amazing pictures of my family, including my engagement photos and my babies.
He was a teacher. That's how he shared his knowledge. He could lead you to discover the answers for yourself and then he would expound on them. He taught me how to write a business plan. The right way with classes and research.
I feel special to have known Sid. My life is better. I will carry a bit of him with me. When I talk to the children at work I will remember to smile, that way he always did. Not just from your lips, but smile from your eyes, he would say before he snapped the photo.
Drey Newbauer
October 23, 2016
My sincerest condolences. The Kohlenberg's were close friends of my parents. They travelled the world together. May he rest in peace.
Lance Lichter
October 23, 2016
My heart aches for the whole family. I worked for many parties out of your kitchen and never felt like hired help. I have always been treated like family. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Family was everything to Sid. He set a good example for us all. He will be missed by everyone .
Diane Zell
October 22, 2016