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It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Edward Charles Koehn of Monticello, on December 2, 2018. He was born March 14, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan to Marvin and Mildred (King) Koehn. His family moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he spent much of his childhood and graduated from high school there in 1963. After high school, he enlisted in the Navy, and was stationed in Puerto Rico for four years. He served as a cryptographer for the military. When he completed his military duty, he furthered his education by attending the Control Data Institute. He worked with computers in various jobs.

In 1969, he was joined in holy marriage to Beverly Ortloff at First Lutheran Evangelical in Glencoe. Together they raised two sons.

Edward enjoyed playing softball well into his 60s, rehabbed homes and did projects around the house, but his favorite pastime was spending quality moments with his grandchildren. He would attend their school programs and games, and often said being a grandpa was one of his favorite joys.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Marvin and Mildred; and father and mother-in-law: Louis and Gladys Ortloff.

Edward is survived by his wife of 49 years: Beverly; sons: E. Douglas (Christine) and Michael (Myra); grandchildren: Jonathan, Nicholas, Ashley, and Marisa; sister: Marilyn (Lee) Watkins; brothers-in-law, Charles (Karen) Ortloff and Larry (Kathy) Ortloff; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM with visitation one hour prior at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN. Pastor Charles Ortloff will officiate the service and Jonathan and Nicholas Koehn will serve as urn bearers.

A private interment for family will be scheduled at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences may be directed to

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