Lorna Westcott Cohill | 1936 - 2018

Lorna Westcott Cohill, 82, died peacefully in her sleep on September 4, 2018 in Verona, Wisconsin. Born on January 14, 1936 in Leicester, England, she was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Clifford Westcott and Josephine Westcott Buzcyk, her husband Donald F. Cohill (2013), and her son Andrew S. Cohill (1992).

Lorna lived in England through World War II and until 1951, when she relocated to the United States with her father and brother. She graduated from Radnor High School in Philadelphia, PA and spent one semester at Auburn University in Alabama. She then returned to Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pennsylvania.

Lorna met Donald F. Cohill on a blind date and they married on February 15, 1957. They lived in a variety of places while Don completed Medical School, Surgical School, and two years in the Air Force. They eventually settled in Caledonia, Wisconsin where Don practiced medicine and they raised their four children.

Lorna had an eclectic variety of interests and talents. Having learned to knit before she could read, she remained an avid knitter throughout her life. She taught knitting through 4-H, and continued to help anyone interested in a dropped stitch or twisted yarn. Lorna was always technically savvy and enjoyed working and playing on computers. She worked many years as a bookkeeper for a Christian Bookstore, and as the Treasurer of Grace Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Lorna was a voracious reader of many different types of books. When she and Don moved to Wisconsin, she quickly became a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan. One of her greatest loves was the beloved fifteen dogs she owned throughout her lifetime. She had a brilliant gift of understanding her dogs and gently caring for them.

In 2009, Lorna and Don moved to a retirement community in Louisville, Colorado. Don passed away in 2013. Lorna continued to live in Louisville until health condition required more medical attention. In May of 2017 she moved to Verona, Wisconsin to be near her eldest daughter and family.

Lorna is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Karen and Rafael Galvan, Linda and Wayne Willkomm, Julie and Mike Lueken; ten grandchildren, Vanessa Mattson-Boze and her husband Phil, Karina Worker and her husband James, Niccole Khail and her husband Scott, Joshua Galvan and his wife Maggie, Lauren Heffner and her husband Jordan, Jacob Willkomm, Caleb Willkomm, Sam Lueken, Abbie Lueken and Izzie Lueken; and by three great-grandsons Eli, Soren, and Luca.

Most importantly, Lorna was a diligent and devoted follower of Jesus Christ. For much of her life her body ached with pain, but through all of it she trusted in God believing one day “all would be well.” Near the end of her life she remarked, “I am in God’s waiting room and I am ready to go in.” One of her favorite hymns was “My Jesus I Love Thee.” The wonderful lyrics she loved to sing are now the reality in which she will forever live.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

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