Services Held for Mrs. Kiehn Here Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Kiehn, a resident of Ritzville for 68 years, were held Thursday at the Zion Congregational church with Rev. R. W. Rieger officiating.
Mrs. Kiehn died Tuesday, April 25, of heart failure after a three-week's illness. She was 79.
Interment was at Ritzville Memorial cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer Schoesler, Walter Schoesler, Maynard Galbreath, Robert Danekas, Robert Ott and Donald Kiehn. Honorary pallbearers included J. P. Koch, George Freese, Henry Amen, Mike Thiel, Henry Kalkwarf, Con Pfenning, Emil Wellsandt, John Wellsandt, C. A. Schwerin and John Ott.
Alice Elizabeth Koch was born to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Koch on Sept. 5, 1881, at Culbertson, Neb. The family lived in Culbertson five years before moving to Portland, Ore., where they lived for six years.
On June 13, 1901, she was married to Mr. Kiehn in Ritzville. He managed the grocery department of the Ritzville Trading company for a number of years before going into the grocery business himself.
Mr. Kiehn preceded his wife in death in 1947.
She was a member of the Zion Congregational church.
Surviving are three sons, Everett H. Kiehn and Edwin F. Kiehn, both of Ritzville, and Aaron A. Kiehn of Walla Walla; a daughter, Elma Kiehn of Coeur d'Alene, Ida.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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