Stephen R. Koher

Born: Mon., Sep. 16, 1940
Died: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020


Private Services will be held.


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Stephen R. Koher, 79, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home in Angola, Indiana.

He was born on September 16, 1940 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Adrian and Marie (Roethele) Koher.  He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended both Indiana University and Purdue University.

Stephen was a US Navy veteran winning several commendations.  

He was the owner of Koher Advertising, retiring in 1995.  He was very active in the Fort Wayne Jaycees, serving as Vice-President four times, and earned the Key Man award and the Financial Wizard award.  Stephen served on the board of Three Rivers Ambulance Authority; President of “The Board” business group;.  He served as the first president of the Maplewood Park Association and was Vice-President of the Lone Tree Point Cottage Owners Association.  He was also Treasurer for Senator Tom Wyss and worked on many campaigns.

He was a philatelist, woodworker and golfer, recording his first hole-in-one when he was 70.  He also loved to race Hobie Cat sailboats, winning the Hobie mid-winter masters class with his brother Gene in San Phillipe, Mexico.

Surviving is his wife, Rosalie A. (Tarney) Koher of Fort Wayne, whom he married June 3, 1967; son, James P. (Chandra) Koher of Urbandale, Iowa; two daughters, Christina M. Koher of Angola and Kelly C. Koher of Fort Wayne, brother, David (Ellen) Koher of Georgia.  Also surviving are his two grandchildren, Grace Kulow and Griffin Kulow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Colleen Miller and brother Gene Koher.

Following with Stephen’s wishes there will be private services.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County.

Charitable donations may be made in Stephen's memory to the following organizations:

Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County
http://www.CHSSteubenCounty.org
PO Box 204, Angola, Indiana 46703
Tel: 260-833-2877

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
http://st.jude.org/tribute
PO Box 1893, Memphis TN 38101

Wounded Warriors

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Jeff and Val Johnson
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
We’re sorry for your loss. Steve was a great guy and a great friend.