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January 29, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 27, 2014
So thankful for the witness of Jack Koten, his grace, his competence, and his service. The Northern Illinois Conference was richly blessed by his leadership and passion.
January 26, 2014
I knew Jack Koten as a generous and thoughtful friend and mentor. He was one of the founders and the first chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society. I was proud to follow in his footsteps as chairman and now am trying to carry on his legacy as the organization's president. Jack's vision for Page was big and bold. He was an optimist who saw the opportunity for the Page Society to be the "pole star for the profession." Jack was thoughtful, generous, dedicated and diligent. I found him to be among the most principled and committed people I ever had the privilege to know. A focus on integrity, principles and bringing out the best in business was a constant in Jack's life and work. Jack always took the high ground in his own life and he inspired so many of us to do the same. I miss him terribly, and am proud to try to carry his vision forward.
January 26, 2014
May persevering in prayer comfort you and your family. Romans 12:12. N.S.
January 26, 2014
There are many things about dad that I will miss. He had an unwavering will and a positive outlook on life. He truly believed he was on this planet to help others and that he could find the good in all people. He went out of his way many times to make others feel better. In the last five or six years of his life, he survived a horrific car crash, an intestinal problem that required surgery, and a severe stroke and head injury. He impressed everyone with the way he struggled back from these major setbacks. He didn't make it entirely back from the stroke, but he made it far enough to enjoy a quality life that included attending Blackhawk games at the Stadium with family members. In his last years, dad was an extraordinarily loving and sweet man. I tend to believe that this part of him rebounded most from the stroke because it was always the strongest and most enduring part of him. It would be hard to put into words how much I will miss him. --His son, John.
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