Dale Koehn

12/21/2013

MONTEZUMA — Dale Ray Koehn, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home in Montezuma, from complications from a primary brain tumor. On July 4, 2013, he had been diagnosed with an inoperable glioblastoma multiforme, grade four, brain tumor.

MONTEZUMA — Dale Ray Koehn, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at his home in Montezuma, from complications from a primary brain tumor. On July 4, 2013, he had been diagnosed with an inoperable glioblastoma multiforme, grade four, brain tumor.

He was born Aug. 11, 1952, in Dodge City, to Marvin O. and Clara Koehn.

On Sept. 1, 1974, he married Sharris Koehn.

Mr. Koehn worked at building his own company, first specializing in finish work and cabinetry and proceeding to design and build a variety of structures in and around the Montezuma area. In 2000, he took a job in Albuquerque, N.M., to pursue his dream of architecture. A year later, he returned to Montezuma. He then took on projects in Montrose, Colo., Ridgeway, Colo., and Hickory, N.C., before returning to Montezuma to work with his sons on numerous home design and remodel projects in the Montezuma area.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Kory Dale, Adam Lane and Toby Clair Koehn, all of Montezuma; five sisters, Marilyn Classen of DeRidder, La., Nancy Koehn of Montezuma, Lorna Yost of West Union, Iowa, Debra Nusz of Montrose, and his twin sister, Diann Koehn of Macon, Miss.; and two brothers, Max Koehn of Ronan, Mont., and Randy Koehn of West Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Wilma Harms Koehn; and two infant brothers.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Church of God in Christ Mennonite Church, Montezuma. Burial will follow at Montezuma Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation hours are noon to 5 p.m. today at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Montezuma. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine's Hospice, in care of the funeral home.

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