Donald “Sam” Kohnert, age 64, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the UP Health System in Marquette.
Sam was born October 21, 1955 in Escanaba, the son of Gordon and Madonna (Rivers) Kohnert. He was united in marriage to Julie Salminen on June 25, 1977 at All Saints Church in Gladstone. He worked with his son, Sam “Tuck” at Tuck’s Auto Repair in Rapid River and enjoyed working on classic cars. He also enjoyed working in his garage, going to car shows, side by side riding with his wife and going to camp.
Sam is survived by his wife, Julie of Gladstone, son, Sam “Tuck” Kohnert of Gladstone, grandchildren, Austin and Aiden Kohnert, brothers, Bob (Sue) and Tracy Kohnert of Wisconsin, Steve (Gloria) Kohnert of Gladstone and Billy Kohnert of Escanaba, sister, Vicky Kohnert of Gladstone and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Terry and Tom.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 21 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 5:00 PM with Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery.