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Doreen Kohrs

Doreen Kohrs


Doreen, nee Wolf, Kohrs, 57, of Sparta, IL; born on December 14, 1962 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at home.

Doreen was a very hard worker. She was the proud owner of Doreen’s Restaurant in Sparta, IL and dedicated most of her time to making it a great place for people to go and enjoy a nice home cooked meal. Her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Keith Kohrs and Father – Charles Wolf.

She is survived by her Mother – P. Clarabel, nee Beetley, Woodside of Pinckneyville, IL. Two Daughters – Jennifer Dawn (Jason) Laut of O’Fallon, IL and Paula (Chuck) Wilson of Tilden, IL. Two Step Daughters – Kenzie Kohrs of Odenton, MD and Kennedy Kohrs of Odenton, MD. Eight Grandchildren – Marcus Thielemann of O’Fallon, IL; Blake Thielemann of O’Fallon, IL; Wesley Thielemann of O’Fallon, IL; Molly Laut of O’Fallon, IL; Logan Laut of O’Fallon, IL; Ian Salinas of Tilden, IL; Hayden Webb of Tilden, IL; Raelynn Wilson of Tilden, IL. Two Brothers – Michael (Suzanne) Appel of San Antonio, TX and Thomas Appel of AZ. One Sister – Melanie (Clarence) Kellerman of Tamarao, IL. Many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call the First Baptist Church in Tilden, IL on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Tilden, IL on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Hahn officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Kathy Boston says:

    I met Doreen years ago bowling.I never saw a frown on her face! She always had a smile.You will be missed by Family and Friends… Heaven gained a special Angel…

  2. Linda/Richard Florreich says:

    Death leave a heartache no one can heal but love leave a memory no one can steal. So sad she had to leave so soon!

  3. Tami Blind Robinson says:

    She was such a wonderful human being. She fought a hard battle and is now in peace. May God be with all those who are missing her. Fly with the angels Doreen.

  4. Jeffrey Wolf says:

    Thoughts and Prayers for the family.

  5. Susan Gutjahr says:

    I got to know Doreen years ago when we worked together at Coulterville DQ. I considered her a good friend. She will be missed. My sympathies to the family.

  6. Jodi O’Brien says:

    I was blessed to meet and become friends with Doreen in cosmology school. She was a dedicated, loyal, and loving person. I absolutely adored and looked up to her. She was truly a shining light!

  7. Susan Stork Johnson says:

    She was so nice to everyone!! What a beautiful sweet soul she was. My deepest sympathies to the family. She was an amazing human being and will be missed greatly.

  8. I worked for Doreen for many years in my younger years at both The Royal Fork and Doreens. She was an amazing boss..friend…woman..mother…grandmother and on and on. My heart absolutely breaks heading this news and Paula and Jennifer I’m so deeply sorry

  9. Mike Wilson/Sparta, Illinois says:

    Prayers and love to the entire Doreen Kohrs Family during this moment in their life. ….. “Doreen will now see God in all of His Glory, forever and ever!” Amen!

  10. Rodney Rednour says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news
    Rest In Peace Doreen

    • Scott Henley says:

      Doreen was a blessing to Sparta and a blessing to me, I always enjoyed our conversations and her smile. I shall be holding you in my prayers.

  11. Candice Williams says:

    I absolutely loved Doreen. She definitely was a beautiful soul. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She will be missed by many.

  12. Heather Owens says:

    Doreen was my very first boss! She was such a thoughtful and kind soul! She will be missed!!

  13. Patty Sneed says:

    I’m so sorry for Doreens loved ones, please accept my sympathy. I met her at the restaurant, that was several years ago , I felt immediately that she was a golden soul! Bless her heart, she was sick then, but didn’t complain and was very upbeat and lovely and sweet to me.

  14. Kathy Chunn says:

    I remember Meeting Doreen some years back when I still lived in Sparta . She was a precious lady!
    My thoughts and Prayers going up for all the family😇🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Pat Holeman says:

      Doreen was a dear and good friend who I got to share many laughs with. She will be missed.

  15. Alan and Sharon young says:

    Sorry for the loss of this precious lady and friend

  16. Abbey Weidendorf says:

    Doreen was great person! I remember working for her a while back and she always cared about her workers

    • Tracy says:

      Sending prayers to the family during this time of sorrow. Doreen was wonderful person and she will be missed.

  17. Perry Brooks says:

    Prayers for the family, Doreen was a good Friend, and will be missed!

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