1957-2012

Marlan Kohorst, 54, of Arcadia, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia.

Celebrant will be the Rev. Richard R. Remmes.

Lector will be Monica Hutfles.

Eucharistic ministers will be Elaine Kissel and Barbara Pille.

Gift bearers will be Katie, Nicole and Stacey Bruch.

Mass servers will be Brian and Kyle Ricke.

Music will be “On Eagle’s Wings,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Here I Am, Lord.”

St. John Choir will sing, and Darlene Leiting will be organist.

Casket bearers will be Ray Pille, Dr. John Kissel, Phil Collison, Jeff Irlbeck, Craig Promes, Brian Bruch, Dale Schmitz, Matt Ricke, Steven Ricke   Ken Ricke.

Honorary casket bearers will be Marlan’s nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia will a 4:30 p.m. rosary led by Bob and Sue Hackfort and a 7 p.m. parish vigil service.

Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements.

Marlan Jerome, son of Vincent and Louella (Hinz) Kohorst, was born Nov. 30, 1957 at Carroll.

He attended school at St. John in Arcadia, and graduated with the Kuemper High School Class of 1976. Marlan attended Iowa State and received his associate degree from Western Iowa Tech.

On Sept. 8, 1984, Marlan married with Tammy Irlbeck at Sacred Heart Church in Templeton.

They made their home in Arcadia, and two sons were born to their union. Marlan worked as a diesel mechanic and then opened his own business, Tip Top Diesel Center in Arcadia. He operated the business from 1983 through 2004. Marlan then worked as an independent contractor driver.

Marlan was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Arcadia.  He was active as a coach and director of the Little League baseball league and volunteered in the Ar-We-Va booster club.  Marlan was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa State Cyclones fan. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, cooking and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife Tammy Kohorst of Arcadia; sons Michael Kohorst and Tyler Kohorst of Arcadia; sisters Elaine and husband Dr. John Kissel of Omaha, Neb., and Barbara and husband Ray Pille of Omaha, Neb.; parents-in-law Jerry and Sandy Irlbeck of Templeton; brothers and sisters in law: Phil Collison of Arcadia; Jeff Irlbeck and wife Kim of Carroll, Nancy and husband Brian Bruch of Audubon and Julie and husband Craig Promes of Denison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marlan was preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda Collison in 1992.