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Nathalie Koehn

August 7, 1923 — October 29, 2015

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Medford Nazarene Church at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at New Hopedale Mennonite Church Cemetery in Meno at 4:00 p.m. Viewing will be Tuesday at Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. in Medford 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. .

Nathalie B. Koehn, the daughter of Milton and Lizzie Johnson Decker, was born and raised near Meno, graduating from OBA in 1941. Nathalie and Bryson Koehn were married on September 21, 1947 in Meno at New Hopedale Mennonite Church. They made their home in Kansas City, Missouri where he attended Kansas City School of Watchmaking for three years. Then they lived in Meno, Cherokee and moved to Medford in 1953 where they owned and operated Koehn's Jewelry until 1992. Nathalie was a member of the Medford, Deer Creek and New Hopedale Mennonite Churches. She was also a member of Medford Mother's Club. Nathalie was a mother and grandmother who loved quilting and making peppernuts for the MCC Sale. She was a good cook and her grandchildren loved her fried chicken. In her later years she also cooked at Servant Living Center in Medford. She had great times with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing many games with them. She liked to work puzzles and to read.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bryson; her parents; her two brothers, Cephas and Kenneth Decker.

Those Nathalie has left to cherish her memory are her children, Dwight and Beverly Koehn, Sandra and Roger Foraker, Byron and Karen Koehn; ten grandchildren, Eric, Jeremy and Elizabeth and Bryce Foraker, Hillary and James Dodson, Aaron and Juliann Koehn, Jesse and Carly Koehn, Matthew and Stephanie Koehn, Jon Koehn, Benjamin Koehn and Devin Koehn; fourteen great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jaron, Jaiden, Jace, Ryan, Ethan, Micah, Logan, Marshall, Addison, Cooper, Alexander, Lily and Jayden; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the 1893 Land Run Historical Center through the funeral home.

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