Sophia H. Kohn, 85

Sophia H. Kohn (nee Nawrocki, formerly Becker), 85, of West Bend died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.

She was born Dec.r 27, 1923 in Milwaukee to the late John and Leocadia (nee Piotrowski) Nawrocki and married Har-vey Becker on April 14, 1956 in Milwaukee. Harvey preceded her in death on April 14, 1972. She then married Clarence Kohn on Jan. 10, 1980 in West Bend. Clarence preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1989.

After her marriage to Harvey Becker, they settled in West Bend. She was employed at Amity Leather Products for 10 years. Sophia loved knitting and making various crafts.

She was a member of the Legion of Mary and a past president of the Christian Woman's Confraternity at Holy Angels Church.

Survivors include her four children, Richard (Joanne) Becker of Dundee, Michael (Kay) Becker of Pardeeville, David (Kathy) Becker of Merrill and Marlene (Don) Tesker of Saukville; her daughter-in-law Therese Kohn of West Bend; 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her two sisters, Joanne Talayka of Arizona and Betty (Richard) Bagin of Nashota; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives and friends.

Sophia is preceded in death by her parents John and Leocadia Nawrocki, her husbands Harvey Becker and Clarence Kohn, her step-son Roger Kohn, her daughter Margu (Ken) Kliest, a sister Irene (Allen) Koriath and a brother Henry (Dolores) Nawrocki.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend with Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial followed in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, at the church only from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

Online guestbook and condolences are available at