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“I delivered "The Milwaukee Journal" to the Coyne family from 1969 until mid 1971. I was young, but I do remember both Mr. & Mrs. Coyne...they were...Read More »
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JANESVILLE--- Dolores Marie (Kohn) Coyne, age 92, of Janesville, died on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at St. Elizabeth's Home in Janesville. Dolores was born on Nov. 11, 1919, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Charles W. and Elizabeth (Hefter) Kohn. She graduated from Messmer High School, Milwaukee in 1937, and earned a two-year degree from Milwaukee Vocational School in general office and accounting skills. On Nov. 8, 1941, Dolores married Robert J. Coyne at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Milwaukee. After her marriage, she moved to Janesville until Robert entered the U.S. Army in January of 1943. Dolores moved back to Milwaukee to work as a secretary for defense contractor, among them A.O. Smith. After World War II, Dolores and Robert settled into family life on Milwaukee Street, raising four children and operating Frick Printing Company. Dolores was a woman with a range of interests. She followed Guiding Light first on the radio and later on television. She also loved listening to the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday afternoons. She was interested in current events as well as history. She was proud that her family came to Wisconsin before statehood and that she was the last living grandchild of her Civil War veteran grandfather, Theobald Kohn. She loved a good joke, a good game of cards, and a good book. Dolores enjoyed playing bridge at the Janesville Women's Club and was a member of the Art League. She and Robert watched the late-night talk shows and argued politics. She was a lifelong Democrat. Dolores, a devout Catholic, was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church who would walk through a foot of snow rather than miss Sunday Mass. She was an avid Braves fan in the 1950's and swore off baseball after the Braves left Milwaukee. Dolores loved to sew, knit, and bake. Her homemade bread was a weekly treat. Dolores leaves 4 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren to remember her: Kathleen Oberley, Iowa City, IA; Michael (Deanna) Coyne, Patricia (James) Peterson, and Thomas Coyne, all of Janesville. Her grandchildren are Rebecca (Paul) Oberley Deegan, Denver, CO; Christopher (Margarete Wichmann) Oberley, Madison, WI; Eric Peterson, Madison, WI; and Andrew Peterson, Milton, WI; Michael Harris, Janesville; and Barry Peterson, Edgerton, WI. The great-grandchildren are Laurel and Jesse Deegan and Ruby Peterson. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charles Kohn; her sister, Priscilla Holloway; her husband, Robert (August 19, 2002); and her son-in-law, Larry Oberley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Janesville with Rev. Stephen J. Umhoefer officiating. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the church. Entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum.

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