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Obituary: Richard D. Koehn

Jun 06, 2016 04:51PM ● Published by Jim

Richard D. Koehn, age 79, died Friday, June 3, 2016 at his home in Beaver Dam. 

There will be a memorial gathering at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with John Leiting officiating.  Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. 

Richard was born on September 6, 1936 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to the late Arthur and Laura (Kaseman) Koehn.  After graduating from Beaver Dam High School in 1954, Richard immediately went to work.  For the next 44 years, he was a core maker at Kirsh Foundry until he retired in 1998. Richard liked sports and bowled in the men’s league and played softball in the rec league. He loved to play cards and especially enjoyed euchre.  Richard also enjoyed his trips to the casino and attending the various activities of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Survivors include his brother, Robert Koehn of Beaver Dam; his three children, Daniel Koehn (special friend Kathy Strack), Sue Koehn, and Karen (Barry) Hanamann, all of Beaver Dam; six grandchildren, Paula and Jessica Koehn, Melissa Westover, Dustan (Jen) Minnig, and Brendan and Andrew Nenno; five great grandchildren, Austin Koehn, Tristan Janke, Edward Over, Haley Minnig, and Shaelynn Nenno; mother of his children, Elaine Koehn; other relatives and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a great grandson, Michael; three sisters, Ella May, Viola, and Arlene; a brother, Ronald; and a special friend, Lolly Cahoon.

Memorials may be made in Richard Koehn’s name to Relay for Life teams, Sutty’s Girls or Team C Card.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com

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