Jack H. Kohrs
1919 - 2021
BORN
1919
DIED
2021
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Weerts Funeral Home
3625 Jersey Ridge Rd
Davenport, IA

Jack H Kohrs

November 23, 2021

Jack H Kohrs, 102, of Davenport passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Weerts Funeral Home. Family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Inurnment will take place at Oakdale Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 26. Memorials may be made to Faith United Church of Christ, Davenport or Clarissa Cook Hospice House. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com.

Jack was born in Davenport, IA, in the year 1919 to Robert and Sophie (Rohwer) Kohrs. He married Winifred (Herzberg) Kohrs in 1943. Jack entered the United States Army in 1942, after ROTC at Iowa State University and served in the Artillery during WWII, discharged 1946. He earned the Victory Medal, European/African Eastern Campaign ribbon with Battle Stars, the American Campaign Ribbon and the Purple Heart.

Completing education at ISU in Mechanical Engineering, he worked at International Harvester until his retirement in 1977. He was Boy Scout leader, Scout Master, avid Golfer, served in the Iowa Army National Guard Artillery for 20 years and retired at the rank of Captain.

He is survived by his sons Byron (Kathryn) Kohrs, Cleveland, OH; Paul (Nancy) Kohrs, Cleveland, OH; daughter Karen (Gregory) O'Toole, Minnetonka, MN; and companion Mildred Allison; four grandchildren: Brendon, Russell, Jeffrey Kohrs and Jennifer O'Toole; 6 great-grandchildren Savannah, Garrett, Abigail, Joseph, Ezra, and Gratian.

He was proceeded by his wife of 67 years Winifred (Herzberg) Kohrs, brother Robert Kohrs and sisters Suzanne Kohrs and Elinor (Kohrs) Broughton.


Published by Quad-City Times on Nov. 28, 2021.
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My husband, Rex and I met Jack at HyVee where we all joined an open morning coffee group. There he showed us pictures of himself and his late wife dancing in their younger years. Later I interviewed him with regard to his service in World War II which is printed in "Honor Flight of the Quad Cities,, April 23, 2010". Later he introduced us to Millie, who was a great partner. Jack was a wonderful man who truly loved life.
Lori (Houghton) Michel
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