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Obituary for Edna S. Jahn
Edna Sophie Jahn was born February 16, 1916, in Monona County, Iowa, the daughter of Friedrich and Anna (Kiepe) Mohr. She was baptized March 19, 1916 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute and was confirmed April 13, 1930 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. She completed the eighth grade. On February 10, 1941, she was united in marriage to Walter Jahn by Pastor Hugo Neiting at St. Paul's parsonage at Ute. The couple lived on a farm northeast of Ute until they retired to town in 1975. They were married for 64 years when Walter passed away on May 8, 2005. Edna was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Edna's loving spirit and devotion to her family were a powerful witness to her Christ-centered faith. She loved flowers and was well known for her many flower gardens and houseplants. She also enjoyed playing cards and fishing as well as serving as an active member of the Ute Senior Citizens. Surviving are two sons, Evan (Janet) Jahn of Richmond, Virginia and Dennis (Pam) Jahn of Ute; one daughter, Karen (Robert) Starckovich of Boomington, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Teresa Hemann, Jennifer Jahn, Rebecca Stone, Vernon Jahn, Valleri Gilbert, Wendy Balomenos, and Sara Rummell; ten great grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Strait of Battle Creek, Marcella (Louis) Kuehl of Mapleton, and Barbara (Warren) Timm Thies of Ute; one brother, Fred (Darlene) Mohr of Ute; along with many nieces and nephews. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; an infant daughter, Jenny Lou; and one sister, Phyllis Runkle.
Friday, March 23, 2012
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Thursday, March 22, 2012 after 3:00 p.m.
The family present from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Prayer service at 7:00 p.m.