Jerry Dale Koehn, Lee’s Summit, died in the company of family on May 16, 2014. He was the son of Carlyle Koehn and Floy Glaze, born on Aug.9, 1948, in Butler, Mo. He grew up and worked in Rich Hill, Mo., until he moved to Kansas City to work at KU Medical Center, where he met and married Marty Hinken, on Dec. 7, 1968. He held several Teamster jobs throughout his career, retiring from Belger Cartage in 2010, after 26 years as a heavy haul foreman and truck driver. He enjoyed the thrill of moving large machinery and unusual objects that no one else could move. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, golfing, traveling, and riding his Harley, along with time spent with his close friend and neighbor Don Starcher, his Hy-Vee Coffee buddies, the Derek’s Automotive guys, and time with family and friends. He knew no strangers with his gift of gab. Survivors include his wife Marty of 45 years, daughter Sarah Briese and son in law Brad, granddaughter Ashley, and three step grandsons, Josh, Matt, and Zech, along with their families, a sister and brother in law Donna and Anthony Marquardt, sister in law Vicki Koehn, several nieces and nephews and a special Aunt and cousins. He was preceded by a daughter Krista, his parents, and brother Earl. He lived a life well lived and will be missed by many.
Funeral Services were held May 19, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church 1625 NW O’Brien Rd. Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063.
(Arrangements: Newcomer’s Longview Funeral Home, 12700 S. Raytown Rd. Kansas City, Mo. 816-761-6272)