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Thomas Wilbert Kehne
August 16, 1931 ~ July 30, 2015 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Thomas Wilbert Kehne, age 83 passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 after a long battle with cancer. He was at the Roseburg, VA River House Hospice Center. His wife Kathleen and daughter Ann were by his side. Thomas was born August 16th, 1931 in St. Louis, MO to Hilda (Wilbert) Kehne and Richard Lee Kehne Sr. Thomas was the third of four children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1952 and the Arizona Army National Guard from 1972-1991 when he retired as a First Sergeant E-8. He was a WWII era, Korean war, Vietnam era, and Desert Storm era Veteran. He married the love of his life, Kathleen Jo Ericksen November 27th, 1953 and together they had five children. Thomas joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June of 1968, and Tom and Kathleen were sealed for Time and All Eternity in 1970 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Thomas was preceeded in death by his mother Hilda, father Richard, brother Richard and infant granddaughter Katie Dutcher. Thomas is survived by his wife Kathleen, his children Thomas (Janet), Craig (Terri), Ann Fowkes (Gary), Tracy Anderson (Eric), and Kevin (Brenda), as well as 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and siblings; Irene (Kehne) Sylvest and Robert Kehne. Funeral services will be held at 12pm Friday, August 7th, 2015 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Winston building 340 NW Glenhart Ave, Winston, OR 97496. There will be a viewing beginning at 11 am, prior to the funeral. He will be laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery with Military Honors.