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Stanley Kohlenberg


Stanley Kohlenberg

Passed away in his sleep on May 23, 2018. For several days prior, he had been hospitalized due to shortness of breath and was released the day before he died. His heart was only functioning at 20% and a short walk or conversation would leave him gasping for breath. Since his health was deteriorating rapidly, the timing for him was for the best. Stanley also lived with frontal temporal dementia, a challenging condition that reduced his ability to reason and would lead to memory loss.

With such abrupt notice, his sisters decided that he would be buried without a formal funeral. Instead, they will gather for his memorial at a headstone dedication in the fall.

Stanley always had a positive outlook. He was honest as the day is long. He was always a gentleman, opening doors and assisting others as long as he was able. He stayed current with the news and shared interesting stories. He was quick to engage casual strangers in conversation, typically to their delight. Throughout the years, after a gathering, Stanley was the first to call to say thank you, compliment a meal, and say what nice friends were in attendance. He loved old movies and movie trivia.

He collected things to a fault, certain his possessions had great value, and assured his sister, Dianne, that she and husband, Jerry, would inherit them.

As with all of life’s difficulties, try to remember the good things.

Stanley will be remembered by dear sisters Sheila Nilva, being such good listeners. NY and Dianne Spector, Mequon as well as nieces, cousins, and friends. Special thanks are extended to Queenie and Ben Weesen and their children and JFS for their ongoing care.

A private service was held at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery.

Contributions to Jewish Family Services, 1300 North Jackson Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 appreciated.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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