Judge James A. Koen
Judge James A. Koen, 85, longtime Pattison resident, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born January 7, 1933, in Jacksonville, Texas, the son of Hugh Brown Koen and Bertha Elizabeth (Alexander) Koen. He grew up and attended school in Hardin, Texas, graduating from Hardin High School.
On April 16, 1952, Jim married Jeannette Cleveland in Houston, Texas. They lived in North Houston for several years, and then Spring Branch, before making their home in Pattison. Jeannette preceded him in death on November 10, 2017, after 65 years of marriage.
Active in community affairs, Jim was a member of the Pattison United Methodist Church, Brookshire Masonic Lodge, #1066, AF & AM, the Scottish Rite and the Brookshire Lions Club. He was employed as a Master Electrician for a number of years and later served as of Justice of the Peace, for Pct. #4, in Waller County.
An avid outdoorsman, Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing. But most of all, he treasured the time he was able to spend with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his daughters: Nina Koen Reynolds of Pattison, and Janis Koen Horn and her husband, Robert, of Mineola; grandchildren: Rebecca Ryland and her husband, Chris, of Brookshire, James A. Bartels of Pattison, Nina Moreland and her husband, David, also of Pattison, Stephen Bartels and his wife, Kelly, of Katy, Aubrey L. Kollatschny and his wife, Aubrey Jean, of Trenton, Kari Colley and her husband, Aaron, of Haughton, Louisiana, Ethan Horn of Mineola, Tracy Weeks and her husband, Wayne, of Lubbock, and Cory Kollatschny and his wife, Randis, of Pearland; 20 great grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother: Elgin Koen of Tecula; and many other dear friends and relatives.
Family received friends from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, on Monday, December 10, 2018, at the Pattison United Methodist Church. Funeral Service was held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the Pattison United Methodist Church with Reverend Sharon Sabom and Pastor Heather Velez officiating. Interment followed in the Pattison Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers were James Bartels, Aubrey Kollatschny, Stephen Bartels, Chris Ryland, David Moreland, Aaron Colley, Mike Koen and Robert Horn. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Kollatschny, Judge Ted Krenek and grandson, Ethan Horn.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Pattison United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Pattison, TX 77466, or to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219-3924.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 – www.schmidtfunerals.com – (281) 934-2424.