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Lorrie Lee Kohl, a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley area, passed away
unexpectedly on February 10, 2018 at the age of 61 after a brief,
courageous battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends. She was
born Dec 5th, 1956 to Robert and Lolamae VanWyk.
Lorrie graduated from Menasha High School and spent most of her years as a
wife and mother. She married the love of her life Michael Kohl on May 12th
1978. They were blessed with two daughters, Tracy and Colleen. Lorrie
enjoyed her time working at the Northside Garden Center, sitting by her
pool, and her vacations with friends and family. She loved the Green Bay
Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers. She loved country music
and looked forward to spending time with family and friends at the Hodag
Festival. She traveled to the Rochford, SD to work during the Sturgis Rally
for the last 17 years. She loved spending time with her dog Captain, and
going for walks. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all
who knew her.
Lorrie is survived by her husband of almost 40 years Michael Kohl, her
Mother, Lolamae VanWyk, her daughters, Tracy Ortman (Phillip Ortman and
grandsons Zach Redfearn, Sevren and Devon Ortman) and Colleen Kohl (Joe
Nackers), granddaughter, Hailey Mae Kohl and great-grandson, Wyatt Michael
West. Sisters, Cathy Trujillo (Mark), Patti Thomas (Jeff), Lynn Robinson
(Richard), Vicki Picard (Pete), Terri Vander Steen (Mark), Jill Mansfield
(Jody), Wendy Looker (Dennis). Brothers and sisters-in-law, Becky Reider
(Butch), Steve Kohl, Jeff Kohl, Laurie Kohl, Tom Kohl (Lori), Barry Kohl.
24 nieces and nephews and 31 great nieces and nephews and lifelong friends
Mary Taylor, Debbie Sturn (Peter) and Karen Karls. She was preceded in
death by her father, Robert VanWyk, nephew, Shane VanWyk and sister-in-law,
Lorrie’s family will receive relatives and friends at Valley Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4-6:45 p.m. A service will follow at 7:00 p.m.