July 12, 2024

Joyce J. Koehn, 72, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the Kansas Soldiers Home. She was born in Scott City, Kansas, on February 22, 1943, the daughter of Herman Butts and Elsie Dirks Ratzlaff. Joyce enjoyed gardening, ceramics, sewing, working, cooking and baking for her family. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. On November 21, 1959 she married Manford Koehn at Pence, Kansas. He survives. Other survivors include her son Chad Koehn and wife Tonya, Pratt, Kansas; daughter Laura Walker, Garden City, Kansas; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 7 brothers, Virgil, Garry, Delbert, Leonard, Milford, Michael, Galen Ratzlaff; 2 sisters Virginia Koehn and Glenda Ryan. She was predeceased by her parents and 2 brothers, Chester and Melvin Ratzlaff. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday June 24, 2015 at The Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Dodge, Kansas with Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. There will be a book signing from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday June 23, 2015 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel. There will be no public visitation as cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kansas Soldiers Home Halsey Hall in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801.