DULUTH - Ted E. Kahn, 83, of Duluth, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in the Solvay Hospice House. He was born on April 4, 1926, to Theodore and Anna Kahn in Brainerd, Minn. Ted attended St. Francis School in Brainerd and then the family moved to Duluth where Ted graduated from Denfeld High School. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Philippines and retired from the DWP Railroad after 48 years of service. Ted was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was an avid bowler and baseball player, coached women's softball and raced speed boats on St. Louis Bay where he won several trophies. He was a perfectionist when it came to his woodworking and crafts. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elizabeth Carlson; brothers, Stanley, Bill and Harry Kahn. He is survived by his sister, Anita; very dear nieces and nephews; dear friends, Teri and Dick Hanson and Skip and Lori Donahue, and will be sadly missed by his little buddy, Sarge. The family would like to thank St. Mary's Hospice Home Care, especially Todd, and the Solvay Hospice House for the wonderful care. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home with wake prayers at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, in St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Father James Bissonette officiating. Burial in Oneota Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guard. Memorials to St. Mary's Hospice Home Care Program would be appreciated. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Funeral Home.
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