Roberta “Birdie” Charlene Koehn, age 91, formerly of Peotone, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at her home in Fergus Falls, MN.
She was born on March 23, 1930 in Chicago, IL. She worked on the family farm with her husband, Maynard Louis Koehn, until he passed away in 1986. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone and the Immanuel Women’s Fellowship. Birdie loved to bowl, play cards with her card club, and gardening. She especially loved spending time with her children and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children; Linda Nabors of Bradley, IL, Dennis (Audrey) Koehn of New York Mills, MN, Janice (Keith) Mercier of Milford, IL, and Randall (Carolyn) Koehn of Dwight, IL; her grandchildren, Dawn (Brian) Jett, Mistie Schubert, Jeremy (Amy) Seemann, Autumn (Shaun) Snell, Brian (Lisa) Koehn, Cyndi (Jeff) Young, Ryan (Sam) Mercier, Kevin (Tammy) Mercier, Justin Mercier, Eric (Carly) Koehn, Todd (Marissa) Koehn, Alec Brownlee, and Alyssa (Kaidon Hibler) Brownlee; 28 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; and her Goddaughter, Terri Lee Cephus of Kankakee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Louis Koehn; a special grandmother, Mary Nixon; her mother and step-father, Edith and Harry Black; her grandson, Jason Mercier; her great-granddaughter, Kiera Schubert; and her step great-grandson, Alex Jett.
Visitation will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with funeral services being held at 12:00 p.m., Rev. Terry Krouskoupf and Nancy Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee, IL. Memorials in her name may directed to Immanuel United Church of Christ or the Alzheimer’s Association. Sign the guestbook at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com
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