Karen E. (Monit) Kohlmann, 76, of Big Beaver Borough, passed away on February 1, 2023 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver.
Karen was born on March 17, 1946, in New Brighton to the late Chester S. and Virginia A. (Hermann) Monit. She was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School, Class of 1964 and a member of Chippewa United Methodist Church. Karen and her husband, the late Jere R. Kohlmann were the previous owners of Hank’s Custard in New Brighton, Kohlmann’s Market in Darlington, Town and Country Market in Beaver Falls, Gelfo Distributing and JR’s Beer Warehouse in Rochester. Karen was a Past Worthy Advisor and Past Mother Advisor of the Beaver Falls Rainbow Girls and the Grand Cross of Colors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jere R. Kohlmann, 2010; a granddaughter, Brittany Turkovich, 1996 and her brother, Dr. Robert D. Monit, 2021.
Karen is survived by a daughter, Sue Ellen (Todd) Wagner, Chippewa Township; two sons, Jeff (Pamela) Kohlmann, Big Beaver Boro, and Mark (Lisa) Kohlmann, Patterson Township; six grandchildren, Stephanie Turkovich, Jensen Turkovich, Michael (Jess) Kohlmann, Matthew Kohlmann, Victoria Kohlmann and Spencer Kohlmann; two step-grandchildren, Jenny Wagner and David Wagner and a sister-in-law, Margaret Monit, Beaver.
Friends will be received on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, www.hillandkunselman.com , 3801 Fourth Avenue, Beaver Falls. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls. Private interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver Boro.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to www.tigerpause.net or Tiger Pause Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 34 Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
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