Claude W. Koehn, 88, of Galva, KS, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2018, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Claude retired after 38 years from the NCRA Refinery where he worked in the Cat Unit and was a welding planner.
Claude was born on June 16, 1930, in Chickasha, OK, the son of Jonas Cornelius and Amanda (Schmidt) Koehn. He graduated from Galva High School in 1948. Claude was united in marriage to Dixie L. Crouse on June 12, 1953, in Galva, KS. She preceded him in death on September 28, 2018.
He was a member of Galva United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: four children, Pat Lorson (Don) of Galva, KS, Jim Koehn (Rhonda) of Galva, KS, Jack Koehn (Kathy) of Fremont Hills, MO, and Joe Koehn of Galva, KS; brother, Vernon “Ham” Koehn of McPherson, KS; nine grandchildren, Derek Lorson (Sarah), Leah Inman, Jaime Smith (Bryon), Kylee Richardson (Ty), Megan Howard (RA), Allison Koehn, Bo Koehn (Kendra), Taylor Koehn, and MacKenzie Koehn; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, and five sisters.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 15, at Galva United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Empire Cemetery, Galva.
Memorial donations may be given to Galva United Methodist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.