Harlan "Shorty" Koeppen, 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at his residence in Sioux City.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ray Kruger officiatong. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery at rural Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday. Visitation will begin today from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Harlan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Leona , on Sept. 2, 2000; a daughter, Rhonda Koeppen Byers; a brother. Harold Koeppen; two sisters-in-law, Fern Koeppen and Mabel Koeppen; and a brother-in-law, Frank Smith.
He is survived by one son, Mahlon Koeppen of Prescott, Ariz.; three grandsons: Alex, Jack and Kayle Koeppen; four brothers: Erick Koeppen of Gary, S.D., Bernhardt (Monica) Koeppen of Milford,, Dean Koeppen of South Sioux City, Neb.; and Glen (Carol) Koeppen of Lakewood, Colo.; one sister: Virginia Smith of Sebastian, Texas; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Koeppen of Crystal, Minn.; also many nieces and nephews.