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Dennis Kohrt

Inwood, IA: Dennis L. Kohrt, 75, of Inwood, Iowa died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at his home in Inwood. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 12, at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Inwood with Rev. John Wolf officiating. Visitation, with the family present, will be held one hour prior to the memorial service from 1:00-2:00 PM at the church. Porter Funeral Home of Inwood is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis Lee Kohrt, son of Agnes P. (Olson) Kohrt, was born June 26, 1942 in Inwood, Iowa. He grew up in Inwood and graduated from Inwood High School in 1960. On November 12, 1960 Denny was united in marriage with Karen De Vries. To this union, three children were born; Terry, Susan and Paula. The couple divorced in 1987. Denny was a member of the United Sates Naval Reserve from 1959-1962. He worked as an auto body repairman for Van’t Huls and later opened, owned, and operated Kohrt’s Body Shop.

Denny was a man with many talents. In addition to his auto body talent, he could repair framework, air conditioners, and brakes. He also could do wheel alignments, painting, welding, glass cutting, carpentry, plumbing, and heating, and the list goes on and on. He was thankful for the talents the Lord blessed him with. Denny was very laid back and always enjoyed trying to learn something new. He liked to fish, play cards, ride motorcycles, travel, and attend flea markets, sales and rummages. He was an especially good billiards player; a hobby he shared with his children. All in all, Denny was very blessed with family and good friends. He will be missed by all those that knew him.

Denny is survived by his three children, Terry Kohrt of Lennox, South Dakota, Susan Doherty of Inwood, and Paula Kohrt (David Sommer) of Yorktown, Virginia; and three grandchildren, Derek Kohrt, Taylor Sommer-Kohrt, and Kylie Sommer-Kohrt.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Pearl Craft Olson; mother, Agnes Kohrt; sister, Diana Miller; uncle Merrill Olson; and brother-in-law, Russell Miller.


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ,Saturday, May 12, 2018
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
302 North Oak Street Inwood, Iowa, Lyon 51240

Memorial Service

2:00 PM ,Saturday, May 12, 2018
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
302 North Oak Street Inwood, Iowa, Lyon 51240

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Good bye my friend of over 60 years Northwest Iowa will never be the same for me without you there. But the great memories of you will live on forever.(cyke)

Lynn E Devries May 11 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear the news, of Denny's passing. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out,to his family.I i am gateful for the opportunity to have known him and actually play pool with him, I'll forever treasure the good times we all had.. He will be truly missed.

Cindi Price May 10 2018 12:00 AM

God gained a good man right there. Rest in Peace Denny

Lou & Lesley Krohn May 10 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathies and condolences to Denny's family.

Rod Bahnson May 10 2018 12:00 AM

Sure going to miss this guy. Always enjoyed sitting and having a cold one with him. Denny had so many awesome stories. We can only wish we could all be as tough as him!!

Steve Ballenger May 9 2018 12:00 AM