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Will  J. Kohn

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Will J. Kohn
Bettendorf, Iowa
Died on Saturday, January 27th, 2018

2:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, February 1st, 2018
St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th Street, Bettendorf, Iowa
2:00 pm Friday, February 2nd, 2018
St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Cemetery: Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Will J. Kohn, age 7, son of Chris and Meghan Kohn of Bettendorf, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City. Services and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 2nd at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 18th Street, Bettendorf. The family will greet friends from 2:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Kohn Family Benefit, to be used for a memorial to be established in Will’s name.

Will was born on November 12, 2010 in Iowa City to Christopher and Meghan (O’Daniel) Kohn. Will was currently a first grade student at Riverdale Heights Elementary School.

Will was diagnosed before birth with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and faced many challenges and surgeries over his short life. He was the first patient at the new Stead Family Children’s Hospital on February 25, 2017 and received the gift of a new heart on September 14, 2017. He was part of the first year “Wave” at Kinnick Stadium at Iowa football games. Through all of the challenges though, Will remained a resilient young boy who loved playing with construction toys, Legos, Xbox, and exploring the world through his Ipad. When back home he enjoyed riding his gator in the backyard, playing in the dirt, swimming, and watching PV football games where his dad coached. Parades were favorite events, especially dancing to the Pleasant Valley Fight Song. Will loved trips to the Niabi Zoo. The new meerkat exhibit quickly became his favorite. Time spent with his cousins was very special to Will. He loved when his only babysitters, Oma and Nana, read to him. Will dreamed of visiting Legoland and going to a beach someday.

In addition to his proud parents, Chris and Meghan; Will is survived by his paternal grandmother, Jeanne Kohn of Bettendorf; maternal grandparents, Janine Allen O’Daniel and John O’Daniel, both of Monmouth, IL. Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, Rick and Trish Kohn of Epworth IA, Patrick Kohn and daughter, Abigail of Anthem, AZ, Andrew and Heather O’Daniel and children, Harper and Jakob, Jeremy and Emily Adolphson and children, Leighton, Sully, and Emrick Huston, J.C. and Sylvia O’Daniel and children, Breeah, Aylah, and Gauge, all from Monmouth, IL. His Godparents, Jamie and Katy D’Aprile and children, Dominick and Gianna of Davenport.

Will was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilbur Kohn and his pet dog, Otto.

Chris and Meghan thank the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Staff of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital who became like family for their incredible care of the three of us.

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