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Roger D. Koehn


1947 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Roger D. Koehn Obituary
Roger D. Koehn, 66, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his Newton residence.

He was born Nov. 29, 1947, in McPherson to Wilbur and Luella (Koehn) Koehn. He married Rose Zimmer, and they were later divorced. On Aug. 20, 1987, he married Marilyn K. Gunther, and she survives of the home. Roger served his country in the U.S. Airforce and was a NICET level 3 certified Fire Alarm technician, and he worked for Kansas Electric Company in Newton. He was a member of the Grace Community Church, Newton.

Roger held many certifications, working with fire alarms, grain elevators and water treatment plants. He enjoyed spending time restoring cars and working on motors and engines. He also enjoyed woodworking and collecting and restoring antiques. He was a man of faith and greatly enjoyed spending time with his loving family and many friends.

Roger is survived by five sons: Tony and his wife, Heather Koehn of Newton, Timothy Koehn and Mari Emery of Denver, Colo., Jeremy Whiteside of Newton, Toby and his wife, Melissa Whiteside of Peabody, and Matthew Whiteside of Newton; one daughter, Rhonda and her husband, Craig Aden of Ashkum, Ill.; two brothers, Michael and his wife, Greta Koehn of Elyria, and Randy Koehn and Mary Sypinski, both of Arlington, Texas; and two sisters, Andrea and her husband, Roger Fitzwater and Karen and her husband, Bill Rostine, both of Springfield, Mo. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Stepsisters include Carol Duerksen, Goessel, Janet Wright, Wichita, and Gayle Reimer, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Grace Community Church in Newton, with Pastor David Reimer presiding. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A private family interment service will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Kansas State University Center for Basic Cancer Research, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
Published in The Kansan from Mar. 4 to Mar. 7, 2014
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