Lavina Mary (Weisenberger) Kocher

Jul 22, 2014

Sept/ 3, 1918 -- Aug. 26, 2012

 Lavina Mary (Weisenberger) Kocher, age 93, of Norwalk, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Gaymont Nursing Center.

She was born September 3, 1918 in Norwalk to the late Henry and Frieda (Camp) Weisenberger.

She was a 1936 graduate of St. Paul High School, and married Everett in 1939. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and its Ladies of the Church, St. Paul Athletic Boosters, Firelands Senior Center, and the Golden Eagles of Monroeville. Lavina was a Red Cross blood donor for 50 years and donated over 18 gallons of blood. She was an accomplished seamstress who worked out of the home for many years. After retirement she and Everett moved to Florida until 1987.

She is survived by her sister, Beatrice Snyder; sons, James (Carol) Kocher and Thomas (Ann) Kocher of Norwalk; and a daughter, Sally Kocher of Hamilton, Ohio; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Everett Kocher; brothers, Cletus and George Weisenberger; and a sister, Dorothy Scheel.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to FCEDO c/o Norwalk Catholic Schools, 93 E. Main Street, Norwalk, OH 44857.

Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.