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James "Jim" A. Koehn

December 21, 1960 — July 15, 2022

Canton, KS

James “Jim” A. Koehn, 61, of Canton, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2022, surrounded by family at his home in Canton.  From 1980 to 1984, he owned and operated Koehn Tank Truck.  In 1984, he started working for NCRA (now CHS), where he most recently was a special project operator at the boiler house.


Jim was born on December 21, 1960, in McPherson, KS, the son of Richard Lee and Sharon Marie (Rupert) Koehn.  He attended Galva Elementary and Canton/Galva High School.  On April 1, 1978, Jim was united in marriage to Edwina Burch in Canton.  This union was blessed with two daughters, Treva and Aubrey. On March 23, 2016, Jim married Karen (McElwee) Peavy in McPherson. 


He was a member of the Galva Christian Church and Canton American Legion Post #192.  Jim had a love for fishing, golfing and riding his motorcycle.  Most importantly, he loved spending time with his wife and family.  He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.


Survivors include: his wife, Karen; two daughters, Treva (Eric) Norstrom of Galva, KS and Aubrey (Kirk) Craig of McPherson, KS; a sister, Gina (John) Middleton of Canton, KS; seven grandchildren, Taryn, Ryder, Kourtney, Mimi, Red, Paxton, and Avery; two step-sons, Chase (Alison) Peavy of Smolan, KS and Cody (Sabrina) Peavy of Moundridge, KS; four step-grandchildren, Owen, Adelyn, Kohen, and Sahalie; niece and nephew, Nikki and Bret; and many extended family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


A Celebration of Life (come & go) will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Battlehill RV Park, 2443 Pueblo Road, Galva, KS 67443. 


Memorial contributions are suggested to Kindred Hospice or Lindsay Oliver (for medical expenses) in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. 

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