Jess Kohl


Funeral services for 59-year old Jess Kohl are Sat, May 11, at 11:00 at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE,

If you have memories of Jess and you would like to share them during the service, please feel free. We would love to hear them.  

A luncheon will follow at the American Legion Club in Gordon. 

A private family burial will be held at a later date. 

A memorial has been established for a rodeo scholarship at Hyannis High School. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.

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Jess Allen Kohl was born June 12, 1964 to Vernon and Mary Kohl in Gordon and died May 4, 2024. 

Jess was active in wrestling, football, and rodeo at Hyannis High School and graduated in 1982. He was a member of the Longhorns 1981 state wrestling team and as a senior qualified for the high school national finals rodeo in steer wrestling. 

After high school, he attended Eastern Wyoming College on a rodeo scholarship. 

Jess was a talented artist and enjoyed many other hobbies including woodworking, hunting, fishing, and ranching. 

Jess was preceded in death by his mother, father, and grandparents. 

He is survived by his sister Sherrie of Hot Springs, SD and brothers Mike (Kathy) of Chadron, NE, Ken (BranDee) of Surprise, NE, Todd (Val), of Birch Tree, MO, Thad (Jody) of Bingham, NE and many nieces and nephews.

Even though Jess had many challenges in life he always faced them with courage and the best attitude. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and he will be dearly missed. 

As Jess would say “see ya later, tater chip”.