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January 5th, 2007
Milwaukee native Loretta Cohn, nee Weinstein, of Glendale died of lung cancer on Nov. 26. She was 85.
She graduated from West Division High School in 1938 and married Eugene S. Cohn in 1942. From 1953 to 1997, she lived in Rockford, Ill, where she was active in Ohave Shalom Synagogue and was a life member of Hadassah.
She retired in 1983 from Montgomery Ward, where she was manager of catalogue sales.
In Milwaukee, she was a member of Congregation Beth Israel and the Morris R. Guten Auxiliary No. 487 of the Jewish War Veterans. According to her family, she enjoyed cooking and baking, knitting, working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.
Her husband died in 2002. She is survived by daughter Marilyn Cohn of Wheeling, Ill., and son Gerald (Diane) Cohn of Franklin, Tenn.; sister Bernice Persten of Glendale; stepbrother Joseph Cohen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Rabbi Jacob Herber officiated at a graveside service on Nov. 28 in Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Columbia St. Marys Hospital Hospice Unit or Congregation Beth Israel.