ELKHART — Larry R. Coen, 79, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, after a battle with cancer.

He was born at home on Jan. 4, 1939, in Elkhart to Marion (M.R.) and Velma Pearl (German) Coen.

On Aug. 10, 1963, he married Mary Lou (Keesling) Coen in Elkhart.

Larry and Mary moved to Faulkton, S.D., in 1965, then back to the farm northeast of Elkhart in 1976.

He was a farmer and rancher, retiring in 2004.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Troy Coen and Loren Coen, both of Elkhart; two daughters, Brenda Bloyd of Burlington, Colo., and Jaclyn Lee of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart. Interment will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart.

Memorials may be given to St. Catherine Hospice, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.