Lee R. Cohn, 84, of Grand Island passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Lincoln. Lee was born May 17, 1933 to Harry and Eva (Towers) Cohn at Cottonwood Springs, the eighth of nine children.
He attended country school, graduating from Maxwell High School in 1951. He worked for the Wilhelmson''s before entering the Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957. Then he worked in Nevada, before moving to Grand Island working at Redman''s Mobile Home, Ace Hardware and the Grand Island Public Schools.
He married Laurel (Bostock Lewis) on Jan. 20, 1968 in Hastings. To this union four children were born: Lynda Lea, Lewis Cody, Lucinda Eve, and Lance Kristopher.
Lee was a hard worker, always helping friends and relatives. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, square dancing, working on his acreage and doing small engine repair. It was very important to him to attend his children and grandchildren''s special events and loved spending quality time with his family.
He liked playing cribbage and dominoes with his special brother-in-law, Casey and other family members.
He was a member of the Eagles, Elks, VFW, Liederkranz and the Nebraska Rural Youth Group. He had donated over 25 gallons of blood.
He is survived by his wife, Laurel and daughter, Lynda Cohn, both of Grand Island; son, Lewis Cody (Susan) of Tucson, Ariz., daughter, Lucinda (Tim) Faunce and granddaughter, Nima, both of Palmyra; son, Lance (Carley) and granddaughters, JoLee and Jada, all of Omaha; sister-in-law, MaryJane Cohn of North Platte; brother-in-law, Harold Bayne of Broken Bow; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Evelyn Harriet Ellis, Theodore, Velva, Wilbur “Shorty”, Allwin “Bud,” Doris Bayne, Esther Jackson, and Orlene Adams Jackson.
There will not be a funeral at this time; there will be a military memorial graveside service at Fort McPherson at a later date.
Memorials will go to his grandchildren college fund or the GI Education Foundation.
Arrangements by All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Words of comfort and kindness for the family may be left at giallfaiths.com.