Funeral services celebrating the life of Verna Elizabeth Koehn were held May 14, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany, with Pastor Brad Pearson officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery following the service.
Verna was born Aug. 13, 1918, to Paul and Rose (Baggenstoss) Klein in Holdingford. She married Waldemar Koehn Dec. 31, 1938, in St. Cloud. She lived her entire live in the Albany/Holdingford area. Before she was married, Verna worked as a nanny in Chicago and Lake Minnetonka and after marriage as a housekeeper for St. John’s University and also as a janitor for the Albany Elementary School before finally retiring in 2006. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albany.
Verna is survived by her children, Richard (Diane) Koehn of Holdingford, Arnold (Leslie) Koehn of Washington, Roger (Ardell) Koehn of Upsala, Duane (Diane) Koehn of Battle Lake, Patricia (Tom) Davison of Battle Lake and Jane Gardner of Dayton; her 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Ervin (Ruth) Klein of Albany, Arlene Landowski of Albany, Ardell Rustad of Albany, Doris (Ted) Koehn, Grey Eagle; Beverly (Don) Lichy, Holdingford; Janet (Lester) Cigelske, Hewitt; Carol (Jerry) Rodenwald, Albany; Sharon (Loren) Lehner, Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Paul Klein; her husband Waldemar Koehn who passed away in 1995; her grandsons, Kenneth Koehn, Dale Koehn; her great-grandson Joshua Koehn; her siblings Rose Christen, Erma Henry, Amanda Wren, Bernice Koehn, Hildegard Henry, Lloyd Klein, Marvin Klein, Earl Klein, Jerry Klein, Alvin Klein, and her son-in-law David Gardner.