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Lorene M. Koehn

Posted 3/8/2018

Lorene M. Koehn, 92, died on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Newton Medical Center.

Lorene was born Jan. 16, 1926 in Chickasaw, Oklahoma to Henry and Mary (Koehn) Sebrant.

As a young person she worked as a waitress and later as a factory worker for Hehr Manufacturing of Newton. 

She married Irvin Koehn on July 26, 1946 in Chickasaw, Oklahoma. They were married for 66 years until his passing in 2012.

Lorene was a homemaker.  She loved her pet dogs Sammy and Cricket, doing puzzles, rooting for the Atlanta Braves and bird watching in her yard. She especially loved and enjoyed her time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Maxine Hamm (Clinton) and Lacy Koehn (Anita) of Newton; sister Ima Jean Hall of Washington and six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Irvin Koehn; parents Henry and Mary Sebrant; five sisters; two brothers and one daughter: Marjorie Hamm.

A funeral service took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday March 7 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be at Durham Park Cemetery, in rural Durham.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Caring Hands-Humane Society of Newton, 1400 SE 3rd St., Newton, Kansas 67114.