Darmon D. Koehne died July 18, 2008, at his home in Jay.

He was 78.

Mr. Koehne was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Oldham, S.D., to Alvina and Carroll (Tinker) Koehne. In 1934, the family moved to Northern Minnesota where he attended school and graduated from Bagley High School in 1947.

He owned and operated a heating and air conditioning business for more than 40 years.

He married Kathleen O'Malley on July 12, 1950, in Oklahoma City.

She survives.

Additional survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Dale Maynard, Kathryn and Gene Templeton and Sandra McClain, all of Choctaw, and Karen and Lonnie Stover of Midwest City; one sister, Sharon Gardner of Princeton, Minn., six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Caryl Ferguson, and one brother, John Koehne.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Family Funeral Home of Grove.