“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
“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.
“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...
“May persevering in prayer comfort you and your family. Romans 12:12. N.S.
“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...
John A. Koten, a prominent supporter of education and the arts in Chicago and a leader in the field of public relations, died in Hinsdale, Ill., at age 84. Known by his friends as "Jack", Mr. Koten spent his entire career in various operating, financial, and corporate communications...Read More