Rev. Clifford Koehn was born to Frank and Dena Koehn on April 8, 1927. He was the oldest of his siblings Robert, Alfred, Art, and Larry. He was raised on a farm near Carnegie, Oklahoma, and graduated from Alden High School. He then went to Grace Bible Institute and received his training for the pastorate. He met Anna Ruth there and they were married June 22, 1950. They entered the ministry in 1955 taking their first church near Langdon, North Dakota. Because of their continuing interest in missions, they moved to Seiling, Oklahoma, in 1960 as home missionaries to the Cheyenne. In 1975, they were called to Geary, Oklahoma, to pastor the First Mennonite Church. They remained at that pastorate until the church closed in the mid-nineties. He continued to preach whenever the opportunity came and taught Sunday school. In addition to his pastorates, Clifford found time to be a Scout Master in Seiling, and he had a photography business and a painting business in Seiling and Geary. Clifford enjoyed serving his community and his church and talking with his friends at the ASAP store and the Rusty Bucket. Clifford enjoyed volunteering after retiring. Clifford worked with meat canning for MCC and volunteered at his church. He was a past treasurer for the Senior Center and a NODA representative. He was an active member for the Ministerial Alliance for the city of Geary.
He is survived by daughter Virginia Brendemuehl and husband Collin of Westerville, Ohio; son Ronald Koehn and wife Marie of Corn, Oklahoma; and daughter Wanda Koehn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Michael Brendemuehl, Steven Brendemuehl, Brian Koehn and Renae Koehn, two brothers, Alfred Koehn and wife Alice of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Art Koehn and wife Jean of Topeka, Kansas, as well as many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Dena Koehn, his wife, Anna Ruth Koehn, and 2 brothers, Robert and Larry Koehn.