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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Irvin Koehn

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  • Irvin Koehn, 90, died on Wednesday (Sept. 5, 2012) at Newton Medical Center.?He was born on Oct. 21, 1921, in Cement, Okla., to Sam and Anna?(Schmidt) Koehn. On July 26, 1946, he married Lorene Sebrant in Chickasha, Okla., and she survives. Irvin was a member of the Grace Mennonite Church in Halstead. He recently accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized on March 10, 2012.?Irv worked at local Newton filling stations and as a wrecker driver for more than 50 years. He enjoyed helping people, working on cars and spending time in his garden. Irvin’s family was very important to him, and he looked forward to spending time with his loving family and friends.?He is survived by his wife, Lorene of Newton; daughter, Maxine and her?husband, Clinton Hamm of Newton; son, Lacy and his wife, Anita of Newton; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren and was expecting his 12th great-grandchild soon.?He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Herman, Menno, Jim and Cecil Koehn; and two sisters, Lula Unruh and Helen Base; and a daughter, Marjorie Ellen Hamm.?Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday (Sept. 10, 2012) at Grace?Mennonite Church in rural Halstead, with presiding ministers Ken?Smith, Dean Becker, Raleigh Koehn and Marlin Unruh officiating. Graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Durham Park Cemetery in rural Durham. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.?Memorials are suggested to Grace Mennonite Church or American Diabetes Association, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
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