Lowell “Skip” P. Koehnke, died on Monday, December 6, 2021, at Brewster Village, Appleton. He was born on September 4, 1933, in Appleton, the son of Lloyd and Mabel (Buell) Koehnke. Skip graduated from Appleton High School in 1951, and enjoyed playing softball, volleyball, and basketball in his younger years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953, and was honorably discharged in 1955, after spending time in Alaska, during the Korean Conflict. Skip was united in marriage to Jane Brownson on August 16, 1958, at the First Methodist Church, Neenah. He was employed with Wisconsin Electric Co., now WE Energies for 36 years, from 1958 to 1994. After retirement, he and Jane moved to their retirement home in Eagle River, until his health declined and they returned to Greenville.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 63 years: Jane; 4 children: Stephen (Kari) Koehnke, Susan (Bruce) Lutz, Wendy (Steve) Arent, and John (Laura) Koehnke; 6 grandchildren: Troy (Anne), Eric (Laura), and Jeffrey (Mindy) Koehnke, Alexa (Travis) Deppe, and Alissa (fiancé Derek Schleis) and Heidi Koehnke; 5 great grandchildren: Eloise Koehnke, Mackenzie Koehnke, Hadley and Colton Koehnke, and William Deppe; 2 sisters: Helen Drier and Dolores Larson; a sister- and brothers-in-law: Judy Koehnke, David and Thomas (Mavis) Brownson; other relatives and friends.
Skip was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Lloyd Koehnke; and brothers- and sisters-in-law: Milton Drier, Carl Larson, Karen Brownson, Nancy Begolke, and Mary Brownson.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Skip’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff in the Gallery at Brewster Village for their compassion, care, and support.