Funeral services for Robert L. Kiehn will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019, in the First Baptist Church of Warner, Oklahoma, with Rev. Tom Willoughby and Rev. Sam Dunn officiating.
Burial will follow in Dustin Cemetery, Dustin, Oklahoma, under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
Robert L. Kiehn, age 96, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was born February 12, 1923, in Bessie, Oklahoma, to Ben and Kathrine (Krause) Kiehn. His father was president of the Bessie State Bank and was killed in a robbery in 1928. Robert and his mother moved to Clinton, Oklahoma, where he graduated high school. Following high school he began attending college at Oklahoma A&M and would graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his time in college he enlisted in the U.S. Army and attended officer’s training. He began serving on active duty in July of 1944 and his engineering corps rebuilt damaged bridges in Europe. He was particularly proud to have helped rebuild the hotel at Nuremburg, Germany, where the Nuremburg Trials were held. He was discharged in September of 1946 and was awarded the Silver Star.
He married Iva Geraldine Standridge on June 2, 1947, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on September 21, 1999.
Robert worked for Deep Rock Refinery at Cushing, Oklahoma, and at the Wynnewood Refinery, both of which were purchased by Kerr-McGee. He continued his career with Kerr-McGee and transferred to their Nuclear Division. He worked at Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site at Crescent, Oklahoma, and later at Sequoyah Fuels in Gore, Oklahoma.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Warner, Oklahoma, serving as a deacon and in various other capacities. He loved to tinker with things and would use his skills in repairing things at the church as well as for others.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tom Willoughby, Lawton, Oklahoma; a son, Jim Kiehn, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter-in-law, Holly Kiehn, Aledo, Texas; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Matt Crowder, Matt and Rachel Willoughby, Amy and Dan McHugh, Ben and Lea Kiehn and David Kiehn; nine grandchildren, Peryn and Avery Crowder, James and Andrew Willoughby, Maggie, Paxton, Landon and Grayson McHugh and Kinley Kiehn.
His parents, his wife and a son, Paul Kiehn, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gerry Kiehn Scholarship Fund through the First Baptist Church of Warner, Oklahoma, at 810 2nd Ave., Warner, OK 74469.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at beckerfuneral.com .