Joyce Rothenberg Kohn

Joyce Rothenberg Kohn died in St. Louis, MO on Oct 22, 2022 at age 93.

She was born in Ft. Madison, IA to parents Max and Cecelia Rothenberg, who operated The Parisian in downtown Ft. Madison for 35 years. She graduated from public high school and continued to live in Ft. Madison for a few years after her marriage to Stanley Kohn, who worked at The Parisian and preceded her in death. Her brother, Harvey David Rothenberg, also preceded her in death.

Joyce returned to Ft. Madison for many high school reunions to renew contacts with childhood friends.

She is survived by her two sons, Gordon and Russell (Gale) Kohn and two grandchildren Stanley (Shannon) and Crystal Kohn of St. Louis along with two great-grandchildren Aiden and Avery Kohn.

A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 1 PM at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63117. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Ethical Society of St. Louis, or another charity close to your heart. Please visit for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE