Obituary: Jacob ‘Jake’ Koehn

Jacob “Jake” Koehn, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Moundridge Manor. He was born April 30, 1920, in Isabella, Okla., to Mano and Eva (Jantz) Koehn.

On June 1, 1941, he married Ruby Unruh in Burns, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2008.

Jake was a member of Eden Church of God in Christ Mennonite in Burns. He was a farmer and worked at various manufacturing plants in the area. Jake enjoyed gardening in his retirement years. He was known for his sense of humor and gentle teasing way he had with his friends and family. Jake and his family appreciated the care he received while living at Moundridge Manor for the past few years.

Jake is survived by his daughters, Arlene Koehn of Burns and Nelda (Laurel) Koehn of Farmington, Ky.; one son, Roy (Sharlene) Koehn of Gentry, Ark.; and brothers Harvey Koehn of Moundridge, Walter Koehn of Livingston, Calif., Marvin Koehn of Hillsboro and Vernon Koehn of Burns.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruby, brothers Harlan and Elmer Koehn, sister Alene Koehn, one granddaughter Ginger Koehn and one great-grandson Jasper Koehn.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at Eden Mennonite Church with ministers Roland Koehn and Lowell Koehn presiding. Visitation was on Saturday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery in rural Burns.

Memorials are suggested to Moundridge Manor in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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