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David Koehn

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David accepted Jesus as Saviour at an early age. He left school at 15 to work at Dyck’s Box Factory, helping support his younger siblings until he was 20. David met Betty at church. In 1946, his family moved to Yarrow, B.C., where David became a skilled carpenter. June 1949, he left his job in B.C., promising to stay in Winnipeg until Betty married him. They married in September. David found work in Chilliwack, B.C. David was a greeter at Yarrow MB Church for 20 years. He sang in the men’s chorus, and together with Betty, served as deacon. After 39 years in Yarrow, they retired to Kelowna, B.C., near their daughter. He built many wood projects as gifts. He sang in the Willow Park Church fellowship choir. David is remembered for his sense of humour and contagious laugh. He was a faithful prayer warrior for his family, and often prayed “to be a light in this dark world.” He loved Betty and their family by going the second mile.

  • Birth: October 15, 1927
  • Birthplace:
    La Salle, Man.
  • Death: August 6, 2015
  • Parents:
    Jon & Mary Koehn
  • Married:
    Betty Klassen, Sept. 24, 1949
  • Family:
    Betty; children Carol (Jim) Stobbe, Gordon (Bonny); 5 grandsons; 13 great-grandchildren including Leah Joy Stobbe [d.]; 3 siblings
  • Church:
    Yarrow (B.C.) MB; Willow Park, Kelowna, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    North Kildonan MB, Winnipeg, August 1944