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Michael Paul Kohus

March 23, 1951 – November 10,2023

Michael Paul Kohus

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Paul Kohus, a beloved husband to Jo Ann; brother to Marty, Steve (Bev), Larry and sister, Irene Bien (Terry) and cherished member of our community.  Born on March 23, 1951, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael’s journey in this world came to an end on November 10, 2023, at the age of 72.

Michael was a kind-hearted and compassionate individual who touched the lives of those around him. Throughout his life, he was a pillar of strength and love for his wife Jo Ann Kohus, with whom he shared a beautiful journey of 50 years filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories.

With an associate degree in hand, Michael pursued his passion for architecture and became a Registered Architect.  His impeccable design skills and creativity led him to numerous successful projects within the industry. Michael was selected as a distinguished alumnus of University of Cincinnati’s Collage of Applied Science.  The college was celebrating the 175th anniversary of the of the university by recognizing 175 most prominent alumni.  Also as an advocate for excellence, Michael served as Secretary for the Construction Specification Institute for many years, providing his expertise and guidance to the organization, both locally and during his travels to various locations.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Michael was a warm and caring individual who found joy in connecting with others. He treasured his sister-in-law, Nancy Jacob, and cherished the bond they shared. Additionally, his niece Katie McCartney (Sean) and nephew David Jacob (Katie) and their children held special places in his heart, and their time together was filled with laughter, stories, and endless love. Michael was Uncle Mike to all their friends and he was the definition of a cool fun uncle.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents Edwarda and Paul Kohus, and his brother, Bernie.

The legacy of Michael Paul Kohus will forever live on in the memories of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His gentle spirit, unwavering support, and genuine kindness will serve as a guiding light for us all.

Funeral services and ceremonies to honor Michael’s life will be held on November 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church (7130 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH  45247) allowing family and friends to come together and pay their respects. In these moments of remembrance, we will find solace and strength in each other’s company, cherishing the precious memories we shared with Michael.

During this difficult time, our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Jo Ann Kohus, Nancy Jacob, Katie McCartney, David Jacob, Donna and Lee Reynolds and all those who carried a piece of Michael’s heart. May his soul find eternal peace, and may we find comfort in celebrating a life well-lived.

Rest in peace, dear Michael. You will be dearly missed, but your memory will forever be etched in our hearts. The family requests donations to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.



Monday, November 20, 2023, at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church

Mass Service

Monday, November 20, 2023, at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church


Monday, November 20, 2023, at 11:30 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

Guest Book

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“JoAnn, we were so sad and sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was such a great friend for so many years and the memories of times spent together will be forever cherished. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, John and Betty Meyer.”

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“Our sincere condolences to Aunt Jo, Grandma Nancy, and the entire family. We will miss Uncle Mike at family celebrations and the kids sporting events. He was a super fan of the St. Bernard Bobcats and all of the kids activities. Cheer them on from heaven Uncle Mike!”

“Even though we were not close I will truly miss you I just wish we had a better relationship RIP Uncle Mike you will never be forgotten love your niece Jan❤️❤️❤️”

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“Take care of yourself JoAnn . May Mike rest in peace. So sorry we cannot make it up to Cincinnati.”

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“Thank you for being an awesome uncle. You will be truly missed by all of us.”

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