Gladys Koehn

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Gladys H. Koehn, age 90, of Yankton, SD passed away on October 26, 2022 at Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

Gladys, the youngest of six children, was born on November 1, 1931, to William and Magdelena Koehn on a farm near Dresden, North Dakota.

She moved with her parents to Salem, Oregon in 1948 where she graduated for Salem High School.

After employment with the state of Oregon, Commercial Credit Corp, and McKay Chevrolet, she began her thirty-year career with United Air Lines. She served in several locations, Portland, Salem, San Francisco, Sacramento, and New York before being assigned the position of branch manager of United Air Lines Empolyees Credit Union in Los Angeles. After twenty years in that position, she retired and returned to Salem, OR in 1987.

She traveled extensively and enjoyed gardening and reading. She spent most evenings watching Fox News. She was a proud Republican.

Gladys relocated to Yankton in June of 2016 to be closer to her family.

She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews, two of which reside in Yankton, Tom and Verna Thon and Mick and Vickie Thon.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William and Theodore, and three sisters, Katherine Thon, Otelia Hoxsie and Hildegard Schield and four nephews Morey Koehn, Robert Thon, Jim Koehn and Terry Hoxsie, her beloved dog “Maggie” is also waiting for her in heaven.

At her request there will not be a funeral service. Her cremains will be returned to Dresden, North Dakota to be buried in the family plot at a later date.  The Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton, is assisting with the details.  Online condolences may be sent at:

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