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Date of Birth: January 17, 1935

Date of Death: November 19, 2020

Jean Ann (Johnson) Koht, 85 of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Reinbeck, IA died peacefully on November 19, 2020. She was born January 17, 1935 to Nate and Lois Johnson in Dubuque, IA. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim and husband, Art Koht. Surviving Jean are her 4 children, Craig (Karen) Koht of Barrington, IL; Dave Koht (Michelle DiArgenio) of Phoenix, AZ; Doug Koht of Waterloo, IA and Debbie (Peter) Frankel of Phoenix, AZ and 5 grandchildren; Shane, Brady, Joshua, Katie and Morgan. Jean attended various schools growing up due to her father’s career until she met Art when they were married in November 1955 and raised their 4 kids in Reinbeck, IA. Jean stayed home and raised her kids with an occasional seasonal job at Pioneer or as a receptionist. Jean also enjoyed a hobby of her ceramics business in the 1970’s. Her and Art officially retired in Arizona after working as motel managers. She enjoyed reading, knitting/crocheting, music and entertaining. Her sense of humor was with her until her last breath and kept everyone laughing.

Service Information

Services are being planned for spring of 2021 in Reinbeck, IA where she will be laid to rest.