Obit: Kann, Robert (1926 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brandt, DeBevec, Felhofer, Kann, Kurtzweil, Schultz

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 11/08/2016

Kann, Robert “Derb” (25 NOV 1926 - 24 OCT 2016)

Robert “Derb” Kann, age 89, of Rice Lake, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at the Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1926, to George and Mayme (Schultz) Kann at Marshfield.

Derb lived in Stratford where he worked for Kann’s Direct Service. He entered the United States Army in 1945, serving in the Pacific Theatre. After receiving an honorable discharge he returned and purchased his father’s business which he ran until his retirement in 1988. Derb owned and operated the business, Kann’s Direct Service, Repair Garage and Mobile Home Park, with his brothers (Delf and Jerome “Jim”).

He was married to Inez DeBevec on May 21, 1947, in Marshfield, and resided in Stratford until retiring to Rice Lake in 1993. He loved to hunt, fish and bowl. Derb was a member of the American Legion Post No. 87 and VFW Post No. 2204 in Rice Lake, Loyal Order of Moose, Rice Lake Elk’s and Life Member of the Stratford VFW Post No. 6352.

Robert Kann is survived by his wife, Inez Kann of Rice Lake; two sons, Dann (Nancy) Kann and John (Nancy) Kann, all of Rice Lake; three grandchildren, Jared (Stephanie), Brent and Ryan; a great-grandchild, Riley; two brothers, Kenneth Kann of Marathon and Delferd (Florence) Kann of Stratford; two sisters, Mary Jane “Janie” (Jim) Brandt of Stratford and Carol (Terry) Felhofer of Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mayme Kann; two brothers, Jerome “Jim” (Sylvia) Kann and George (Sandra) Kann Jr.; and a sister, Patricia (Rupert) Kurtzweil.

A memorial Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dobie. Fr. Ed Anderson presided, with interment in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spooner where military rites was accorded by the Rice Lake Veterans Center Honor Guard.

Visitation was held from 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals and from 10 - 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.



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