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Kenneth R. Koedel, Jr.

Born: Mon., Jul. 7, 1930
Died: Sun., May 8, 2016


Funeral Service


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., May 11, 2016
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 11, 2016
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.


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Kenneth R. "Captain Jack" Koedel, Jr., 85, of Buffalo Twp. passed away on Sunday, May 8th, while in the company of family members, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia in Cabot. Jack was born in the Birdville section of Natrona Heights on July 7, 1930. He was the son of the late Dorothy (Lucas) Koedel-Kuhn and Kenneth R. Koedel, Sr. Jack was enrolled at the Highlands School District until the age 15. Nearing the end of WWII, he decided to drop out of school and join the US Army. Against his mother's wishes, Jack lied about his age and enlisted in the Army. He completed boot camp and was immediately deployed to Germany. After WWII Jack remained in the Army and was shipped out to Korea. He attained the rank of Sergeant during his time in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in the fall of 1953. When Jack came home after the 2 wars he took a job with Allegheny Ludlum Steel. He was employed as a induction furnace operator at the 8-7 meltshop in Natrona. Jack retired in 1993 after 46 years of employment. Jack was a life member of the Harrison Hills VFW Post 894 and a member American Legion in Tarentum. He was also a faithful member of the Center Untied Methodist Church in Fawn Twp. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating on the Allegheny river. Jack was a wonderful dancer and enjoyed going out dancing with his wife. Jack's greatest love was his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia J. (Dugan) Koedel. Their children, Kenneth and Sandra Marie Koedel of Freeport, Jacki Wolfe of Freeport and Jayme and Chuck Beer of Freeport. His brother, James (Mary) Koedel, of Fawn Twp., half brothers Paul (Debbie) Koedel, of Natrona Heights and Rick (Jeannie) Koedel, of Plum, half sister, Sis Miller, of Creighton and his step brother Thomas Kuhn, of Natrona Heights. Jack is preceded in death by his step father, Charles "Wink" Kuhn and his 5 step brothers: Herbert, Leonard, Robert, Donald & George Kuhn Family and friends will be received on Wednesday May 11th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. Funeral service will be held at Center United Methodist Church 1575 Donnellville Rd. in Fawn Twp. at 10:30 am on Thursday, May 12th, with Rev. C. Drew Myers officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Airy Cemetery Natrona Heights, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Center United Methodist Church 1575 Donnelville Rd. Natrona Heights, PA 15065

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Jim Harbison The Villages Fl.
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
To Captain Jack's family, with my deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure to work with The Captain, thanks for your service to our country.

Patty Jo Erceg
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
Ken and sandy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God be with you and guide you......

TOM GLATH
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
ONE OFTHE BEST CAPTAINS TO SERVE AND WORK WITH AT 8-7 MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME AND MAY THE ANGELS LEAD HIM INTO PARADISE. WILL MISS JACK AT THE MEMORIAL DAY FUNCTIONS WE WOULD CELEBRATE AT THE VFW AND THE AMERICAN LEGION. YOUR TOUR IS OVER MY FRIEND WELL DONE REST IN PEACE

PAT MROZINAKI
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
JACK, PAT AND FAMILY - GOODBYE TO AN OLD NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND, NO MORE PAIN.ENJOY HEAVEN....PAT MRO

Marsha (Kuhn) Campbell
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
Aunt Patty, Jayme, Jackie, and Kenny - Uncle Jack was one of the best. Lots of good memories of our families together when we were younger. You were so fortunate to have him. He will be missed by many.

The Otterman Family
   Posted Tue May 10, 2016
Mrs Koedel and Family:
You have our deepest sympathy. Ken was a joy to work around and was a true friend. I spoke with you both at Kings and expressed how much I enjoyed your dancing at any function that we ran into you both at. You both put a meaning of ENJOYING Life as you did enjoy everyone around you. He will truly be remembered as will you. Rest in peace Ken.

Shawn Lojak
   Posted Wed May 11, 2016
My prayers go out too the Koedel family.

Margaret Swartz
   Posted Wed May 11, 2016
Mrs. Koedel, Kenny, Jackie, and Jayme, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. You all have my deepest sympathies and I pray that during this difficult time that you can all find comfort with the lord. As a teenager I always enjoyed hanging out with Jackie at your house. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to pay my respects in person I just had shoulder surgery. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Missy DietzTurner
   Posted Thu May 12, 2016
So sorry for your loss...I remember Mr.Koedel.he was such a kind man ..He loved us kids that's for sure. So my deepest sympathy to the family...

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