Hanni G. Cohen passed away at 92 on December 1, 2021, in Denver, Colorado.
Hanni was born to her parents, Alfons Abraham Militscher and Irene Judith Glaser- Militscher along with her older brother, Arthur Militischer, in Breslau, Germany on May 30th,1929.
At the age of ten, Hanni and her family fled Nazi-Germany through Italy to Bat-Yam in British-controlled Palestine. Hanni spent the next 16 years of her life in Israel earning a nursing degree and serving in the Israeli Army, as second Lieutenant. She eventually married Theodore “Teddy” Cohen and had two sons, Elon and Steve.
In 1956, as a single mother, she and her sons returned to Frankfurt, Germany to join her parents, both of whom fought for German reparations for Holocaust survivors. With the help and sponsorship of Maurie (Magda) Reuler in1963, Hanni and her two boys immigrated to the United States, establishing their new home in Denver. Hanni and her two sons became naturalized US citizens in 1968. In Denver, Hanni had a successful career as a nurse at the Rose and VA hospitals where she met Ralph Bartlett, who she was happily partnered with for 45 years.
Hanni is survived by her two sons, Elon and Steve Cohen, and four grandchildren, Alex, Talia, Sarah, and Jacob Cohen.
Hanni was a devoted mother, grandmother, friend, and neighbor. She was an active medal winning swimmer, biker, cross country skier, and yogi. Hanni's love for scrabble and gardening continued on, even into the late stages of her life. Hanni was frequently spotted walking around her Denver neighborhood and dining at the beloved Einstein Bagels. She was seldom seen without her coffee and cookies.
Hanni was known for her unconditional kindness, warm personality, and sharp sense of humor.
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
Warm Greetings, Peace and Shalom
Please join us for a Celebration Of Life and headstone unveiling in loving memory of Hanni G. Cohen.
Services will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Fairmount Cemetery.
Facilitated by Hal Aqua, Music Director at B'nai Havurah.
Light refreshments will follow at New York Deli News (one of Hanni's favorite places) 7105 E. Hampden Avenue, (303) 759-4741
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Note: Please see map attached below for the location of Jewish cemetery within Fairmount Cemetery.
For those of you who cannot make it to the unveiling or wish to honor Hanni on this first anniversary of her passing please feel free to offer a tree to be planted in Israel, a place that offered Hanni and her family refuge from Nazi Germany. The Jewish National fund is a non-profit organization. Since its inception, the JNF says it has planted over 240 million trees in Israel. Trees for Israel call 1-800-542-8733 (one tree for life is $18.00)