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Roy Eugene Koehn

June 9, 2013

Roy Eugene Koehn, age 86, departed this life on June 9, 2013, at Asbury Park, Newton, Kansas.  He was the son of Fred and Susie Koehn, and was born January 24, 1927, in Halstead Township, Harvey County Kansas.  He was a member of the East Side United Methodist Church where he married Dorothy Phillips on December 30, 1967.   They celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in December.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Koehn; four sisters, Lavina Ediger, Erma Unruh, Laura Becker, Lidia Decker and one brother, Don Koehn.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Koehn of the home, daughter-in-law, Diana Koehn of Denver, Colorado; a granddaughter, Veronica Koehn of Klamath Falls, Oregon; a grandson, Michael Koehn of Denver, Colorado and a sister Elda Jantz of North Newton, together with many nieces, nephews and friends.

During World War II he was drafted into the US Army where he served his country proudly and received an Honorable Discharge.

Roy retired from the maintenance department at Friendly Acres (Asbury Park).  After retirement he enjoyed his workshop.  He was an accomplished mechanic and even built two garden tractors and the equipment for each.  He spent many years plowing and rototilling other people’s gardens.   His hobbies were vegetable gardening, tinkering in his workshop and traveling.  He enjoyed gospel music and singathons.   

As an active member of East Side United Methodist Church, he served many years as an usher and sang in the choir.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the East Side United Methodist Church.  Visitation will be on Thursday, June 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home.  Graveside Committal Service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials may be given to East Side United Methodist Church, Asbury Park or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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