Funeral service: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City.
Interment: will follow in the Eastern Montana State Veteran's Cemetery with full military honors provided by VFW Post 1579.
Kenneth Wayne Kohone's "Kenny", age 62, passed away at Holy Rosary Healthcare, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 with family by his side.
Kenny was born May 30, 1948 in Miles City, MT to F.T. "George" Kohone's and Fern Lambert Kohone's. He grew up and attended school in Miles City until he joined the U.S. Army in 1967. Kenny was a paratrooper in the 173rd Air Brigade, in which he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was injured in combat and was awarded the Purple Heart along with numerous other medals. He was then reassigned to the 82nd Airborne and redeployed to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. While stationed in Fort Bragg, he met and wed the love of his life, Sandi in 1972. Throughout his life, Kenny held careers in the oil field, mining, construction and truck driving. He loved riding his four-wheeler and motorcycle, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and dogs, and caring for his father. He was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul and loved helping people; if you ever woke up on a snowy day to a plowed drive-way chances are it was Kenny.
He is survived by his father, George of Miles City, MT; his wife, Sandi; three sons, Michael of Miles City, Kenneth Jr. (Erica) of Casper, WY, and Tom (Karlie) of Colorado Springs, CO; a step-daughter, Nichole (Steve) of Wilmington, NC; a step-son, Brian (Kim) of Brooklyn, NY; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his mother, Fern; his son, Shane; and his step-mother, Joan.
Family will receive friends on Friday, April 1, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by VFW Post #1579. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul would be greatly appreciated.