Former Soldotna resident Jack Kahn died Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in Reno, Nev., of heart failure. He was 57.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars District 12 Honor Guard offered military rites Friday, Oct. 27, at the Roseburg National Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life memorial service and reception at the First Christian Church in Roseburg. Pastor Bruce Russell officiated.
Mr. Kahn was born March 25, 1949, in Bend, Ore., to Glen and Mildred (Soper) Kahn. He served his country in Vietnam from 1969-72 in the U.S. Army.
From 1975-78, Mr. Kahn was known as driver No. 39 at the Pacific Racing Association in Roseburg. He moved to Alaska in 1987 and worked as an off-road log truck driver.
Mr. Kahn married Debbie Lemon in October 1969, and they had two children, Cindy and Dwight. He later married Ronda Woods in November 1983, who brought her daughter Nikki into the family. They then had two more children, Jajay and Jackson.
He enjoyed four-by-four racing in his brown Chevy pickup and fishing and hunting, especially on the Kenai Peninsula.
“He will be dearly missed by all,” his family said.
Mr. Kahn was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his children, Cindy Ledbetter of Reno, Dwight “Duke” Kahn of Fernley, Nev., and Nikki Bittick, Jajay Kahn and Asa Jackson Kahn, all of Soldotna; brothers, Ed Kahn of Washington, Gene Kahn of California and David Kahn of Washington; sister, Lana Kahn of Washington; seven grandchildren; and uncle, Don and his wife, Joanne Soper.
Arrangements were made by Taylor’s Family Chapel in Winston, Ore.
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