Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2006

Raymond W. Jahn


January 19, 2006

Services for Raymond William Jahn, 77, Eudora, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel. Burial will be at the Eudora City Cemetery.

Mr. Jahn died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1928, in Winter, S.D., the son of William Paul and Emma Marie Behrens Jahn. He lived in Eudora for more than 30 years.

Mr. Jahn served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a yard and warehouse foreman at Payless Cashway at the Sioux City, Iowa, and Kansas City, Kan., stores for 38 years. He retired in 1991.

Mr. Jahn was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

He married Velma M. Biggerstaff on Jan. 27, 1951, in South Sioux City, Neb. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Vickie Schafer, St. Luis, Mo., and Jody McAfee, Eudora; two sons, Michael Jahn, Lynn Valley, and Ricky Jahn, Sioux City, Iowa; a brother, Arthur "Art" Jahn, Nashua, Iowa; a sister, Helen Collomy, Parsonsfield, Maine; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

The family will meet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora.

The family suggests memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to, subject: Jahn.

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