Eunice Arlene Kohner, 98, of Albany, formerly of Mora, passed away July 21, 2021, at Mother of Mercy in Albany. 

Eunice was born June 24, 1923, in Portland, Oregon, to Frank and Clara (Magedanz) Besser. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to the Iron Range in Minnesota. During her elementary school years, the family relocated to Ogilvie. She graduated from Ogilvie High School. During WWII, she worked in the laboratory at the iron mine in Marble. She then attended beauty school and worked in beauty shops in the Mora and Ogilvie area.

On June 6, 1948, she was united in marriage to Reginald J. Kohner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogilvie. She resided in Mora until moving to Albany to be near family. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church and was active in Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and Women of Zion.

She enjoyed a large flower garden, sewing clothes for her daughters and draperies for the home and many other handicrafts including making Chrismons for the church Christmas tree.

Eunice is preceded in death by her husband, Reginald, and sister Irene Prell.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Kohner of Rochester, and Marla (Dan) Swanson of Swanville; grandchildren Matthew and Meredith Swanson and great-grandchildren Evan, Kaylee and Ainsley.

A funeral service was July 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with the Rev. Anthony Cloose officiating. Music was provided by Karen Kirschner-Danielson. Interment was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. 

Arrangements were by the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.     

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