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Wanda L Koehn

August 5, 1938 — June 17, 2023


Wanda Lou Koehn was born in Scott City, Kansas on August 5, 1938, to Ruben and Della Koehn. She departed this life on June 17, 2023, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita Kansas due to a stroke. She reached the age of 84.

Her childhood was spent in the Halstead area. She walked a mile and a half to Diamond School where she received her education. In April of 1953, she was baptized by Min. Paul Becker into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. She was faithful to those vows until the end.

On August 31, 1958, she was married to Leonard Koehn at Grace Mennonite Church, Halstead Kansas. They lived at Halstead for a couple of years before moving to the Burns community.

Wanda was a busy housewife and a mother of three boys. In September of 1977 she lost her husband in an accident at the grain elevator east of Burns, leaving her alone to raise her family. In 1981 she built a new home south of town where she lived until moving to Moundridge Manor in the summer of 2022. During these years she worked as a cook at the rest home in Florence and helping an elderly lady in El Dorado with cleaning and running errands. After retirement she enjoyed traveling to see family in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, and New Mexico. Attending sewing, and meeting with her groups of ladies for coffee were highlights. Her presence was always delightful, and she left a shining example.

Mother’s world revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were the joy in her life. She loved the trips to Roaring River to go fly fishing with the family and the stops by Sonic for a cherry limeade.  She will be remembered for her love of flowers, birds, and anything to do with nature.

Grandchildren will keep loving memories of playing Uno and Dominoes with grandma, also eating her delicious cinnamon rolls and all the other goodies she made for them.

Her survivors include her three sons; Rodney and Carolyn Koehn, Burns Kansas, Darrel and Carol Koehn, Yukon, Oklahoma, Duane Koehn, Burns, Kansas; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one brother, and two sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two brothers.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Eden Mennonite Church in Burns with Ministers Darwin Schmidt and Roland Koehn presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Eden Mennonite Cemetery

Memorials may be made to Moundridge Manor and left in care of the Funeral Home  

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Petersen Family Funeral Home

215 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114

Visitation will be held in the front foyer of the funeral home.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 22, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 22, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Eden Mennonite Cemetery

NW Boyer Rd, Burns, KS 66840

Graveside will be following the funeral service.

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