Verna Elizabeth Koehn (1918 - 2012)

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Verna Elizabeth Koehn, 93


August 13, 1918-May 10, 2012

Funeral services celebrating the life of Verna Elizabeth Koehn, age 93 of Albany will be 10:30 AM, Monday, May 14, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albany. Pastor Brad Pearson will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service. Verna died peacefully in her sleep early Thursday morning in Dayton, MN. There will be a visitation from 4 - 8 PM Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and again from 9:30 AM until the time of the service Monday morning at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

Verna was born August 13, 1918 to Paul and Rose (Baggenstoss) Klein in Holdingford. She married Waldemar Koehn on December 31, 1938 in St. Cloud. She lived her entire live in the Albany/Holdingford area. Before she was married, Verna worked as a nanny in Chicago and Lake Minnetonka and after marriage as a housekeeper for St. John's University and also as a janitor for the Albany Elementary School before finally retiring in 2006. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albany.

Verna is survived by her children Richard (Diane) Koehn, Holdingford; Arnold (Leslie) Koehn, Washington; Roger (Ardell) Koehn, Upsala; Duane (Diane) Koehn, Battle Lake; Patricia (Tom) Davison, Battle Lake; Jane Gardner, Dayton; her 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Ervin (Ruth) Klein, Albany; Arlene Landowski, Albany; Ardell Rustad, Albany; Doris (Ted) Koehn, Grey Eagle; Beverly (Don) Lichy, Holdingford; Janet (Lester) Cigelske, Hewitt; Carol (Jerry) Rodenwald, Albany; Sharon (Loren) Lehner, Albany.

She is preceded in death by her parents Rose and Paul Klein, her husband Waldemar Koehn who passed away in 1995, her grandsons Kenneth Koehn, Dale Koehn, her great-grandson Joshua Koehn, her siblings Rose Christen, Erma Henry, Amanda Wren, Bernice Koehn, Hildegard Henry, Lloyd Klein, Marvin Klein, Earl Klein, Jerry Klein, Alvin Klein, and her son-in-law David Gardner.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 12, 2012