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 Donald Franklin Koerwitz

Donald Franklin Koerwitz

Birth
Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Death 26 Mar 2003 (aged 71)
Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, USA
Burial Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 145, Lot 3
Memorial ID 100097010 · View Source
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Hebron Journal-Register April, 2 2003
Donald Koerwitz

Donald Franklin Koerwitz, the son of Franklin A. and Alma Emma (Eickmann) Koerwitz was born on Jan. 8, 1932, in Deshler, Neb. He passed away on March 26, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Center in Junction City, Kan. at the age of 71 years, 2 months and 18 days.

Donald attended St. Peter Lutheran School in Deshler and later attended St. John's College in Winfield, Kan. He started working at Fort Riley, Kan. as a painter in 1958 and worked there for over 20 years. He was a member of the Lutheran faith; the brotherhood of painters, and the Allied Trade.

Don enjoyed going for coffee, visiting with old friends, going for walks, doing crossword puzzles and he enjoyed animals. He was a very kind and caring person.

He was preceded in death by his wife Maria in 1986; his parents, Franklin and Alma Eickmann; and one brother, Gene Arthur Koerwitz. he is survived by one brother, Harlan Koerwitz and his wife, Sandra of Bethlehem, Pa.; Guardian Jim and Lore Leighty of Junction City, Kan.; two grandchildren; Jacob and Melissa Leighty of Junction City, Kan.; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Chapel in Junction City, Kan. with Rev. Levi Kickhaefer of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was in the Deshler City Cemetery at Deshler. Memorials have been established to the Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 580, Junction City, Kan. 66441. Ahrendts Funeral Home of Deshler was in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100097010
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Franklin Koerwitz (8 Jan 1932–26 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100097010, citing Deshler City Cemetery, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Marilyn Sanner Keim (contributor 46809294) .