Kirmse, Tonya L.

Died: 9 June 2018

Kirmse, Tonya L. (Kohn), 47 years of Random Lake passed away peacefully with her family by her side after losing her 14-month battle with Leukemia.

She was born on 10 November 1970 to Harold Kohn and Lonna Karnitz (nee Schladweiler) in Port Washington. She graduated from West Bend East High School in 1989. Tonya started her family in 1995 and was a devoted mother of her two children. On 6 November 2008 she was united in marriage to Michael Kirmse in Silver Creek. She enjoyed the outdoors, her flower garden, and her horses and chickens on the farm. Tonya loved to go motorcycle riding, but especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Tonya always thought of others first before her own needs and pain. She always was positive and showed off her beautiful smile to everyone she met. She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Those Tonya leaves behind to cherish her memory include her husband, Michael Kirmse; two children, Jesse Verbanac and Paige (Adam Jensterle) Verbanac; one expecting grandson; her mother, Lonna (Fritz) Karnitz; a brother, Ryan Kohn; a niece, Kieara Kohn; two nephews, Krozby and Kashtyn Kohn; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harold Kohn and her maternal grandparents, Al and Omi Schwalweiler.

A funeral service in remembrance of Tonya was held on Wednesday, 13 June 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer funeral home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. The family greeted relatives and friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, Tonya requested that memorials are to go to her future grandchildren’s trust. Checks can be made payable to her son, Jesse J. Verbanac.

The family requested a special thank you go to Dr. Pasquini, Dr. Chhabra, Matt, the nurses and staff at Grace Clinic, and Kathy Hospice for all their compassionate care. The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Tonya’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

Tonya was added to page 312 in the fourth addition of the Seidemann Family Tree Book. You may remember when we had the farm animal exhibit, she was gracious in bringing her horse for the children to pet and sit on. She was a beautiful lady who will be missed by all.