Obituary: Jarold Otis Koehn


Jarold Otis Koehn, 63, of Canton, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Canton.  Jarold retired from Wear Technology, McPherson, where he was a machine operator.

Jarold was born on February 10, 1957, in McPherson County, the son of Otis Clifford and Arletta Mae (Becker) Koehn.  He graduated from Canton High School in 1975.  Jarold was united in marriage to Linda Louise Ralston on July 3, 1989.  She preceded him in death on December 3, 2016.

Survivors include: children, Shawn Koehn (Jessica) of McPherson, KS, Sara Hiebert (Tom Hilbert) of McPherson, KS, Tina Kueser of Canton, KS, and Robin Jones (Darby) of Douglass, KS; mother, Arletta Koehn of Galva, KS; brother, Jay Koehn (Angel) of Galva, KS; sister, Joan Norden of Lindsborg, KS; close friend, Jeremy Meyer of Canton, KS; and numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Otis Koehn, brother, Jeffrey Koehn, and wife, Linda Koehn.

A private burial will be held at the Canton Township Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Friends of Maxwell for the benefit of the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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