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Koehn, Mary (Reichert) 1875 - 1933


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/26/2020 at 13:36:52

Clayton County Register, Thur., 26 Oct. 1933.

Mary Reichert Koehn was born July 16, 1875, at Littleport, Iowa, and died at her home in Read township, October 21, 1933, at the age 58 years, three months, five days.

On April 10, 1892, she was confirmed in the Lutheran church at Elkport, and on October 5, 1898, she was united in marriage to William Koehn at Littleport. They began keeping house in Elkader where they lived until March, 1911. In that year, Mr. Koehn was appointed steward of the County Home and this beautiful spot was to be their home for the next twenty-two years.

To this union were born four children, Melba (Mrs. Ray Lemka), Elkader; Harold, of La Grange, Illinois; William, who died June 15, 1922; and Dr. Cyril, of Winterset, Iowa.

Mrs. Koehn leaves to mourn her departure her devoted husband, the three children, four grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Gusta Rohmig of Dubuque, Mrs. Clara Neumaster of Chicago, Mrs. Louise Christ of Dubuque, and Mrs. Ida Czicek of Waterloo, and two brothers, Will and Charley of Littleport; also many other relatives and friends without number.

Mrs. Koehn was a faithful member of the Frauen Verein, the Easter Star, and the Royal Neighbor and Yeoman lodges, taking an active part as long as her health permitted. She will be missed in all these friendly circles.

Mrs. Koehn was a devoted wife and mother. Her home was her haven, and her she spread sunshine on all who came in contact with her. She was ever cheerful, with a smile or a word of encouragement to all of those who sought it. Even in her last days her thoughts were always for the welfare of others. Her cheerful words of council will be cherished by her children as time passes and she is a dear memory. She was truly a good wife and mother, a mother whom God has seen fit to call to her reward after several years of patient suffering.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock in the late home and at two o'clock in the local Evangelical church. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery, the Rev. P. Kitterer officiating.


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