OBITUARY: Nathan Koehn

Nathan Koehn, 94, passed away July 1, 2020, at Moundridge Manor in Moundridge.

He was born Aug. 1, 1925, in McPherson. He was the son of David and Matilda (Becker) Koehn. Nathan, a retired farmer from Burns, was a devoted member of Eden Mennonite Church in Burns, where over the years, he served faithfully in many capacities.

On Nov. 24, 1949, he married Ella Ratzlaff in Galva, with whom he went on to raise a family in the Burns community. She preceded him in death.

He is survived by three sons, Royce and wife, Rachel Koehn of Jamesport, Mo.; Roland and wife, Kimberly Koehn of Burns; Renferd and wife, Wanda Koehn of Burns; a daughter, Vernela, and husband, Noah Peachey of Belleville, Pa.; a brother, Weldon Koehn; a sister, Mary Ann Nightengale; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ella; son, Robert; five brothers; two sisters and two great-granddaughters.

Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton and later at Eden Mennonite Church, Sunday evening, July 5 from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 6, at the church, with a graveside service following at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Moundridge Manor, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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