Lifelong Goodland, Kansas resident Richard Donald Rasure, 83, died
Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Perrysburg Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio.
He was born September 11, 1932, at Goodland, Kansas, the son of Ila
Pauline (Beers) and Paul Clifford Rasure. He graduated with the class
of 1950 from Sherman Community High School in Goodland, and then
attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1953
through 1955, he served his country in the United States Army. He and
Mildred A. Bergsma were married August 16, 1953.
On December 24, 1973, he and Sidney (Reynolds) Koehler were married at
Vail, Colorado. He was retired owner of Rasure Lumber in Goodland. His
memberships included St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Goodland Masonic
Lodge #321, Order of the Eastern Star—Goodland Chapter #122,
American Legion, Shrine, and Goodland Elks Lodge #1528. He was a past
member of Kiwanis and Kansas Lumberman’s Association, in which he
was a past president.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Marjorie Thompson,
brother Robert Rasure, and his wife Sidney Rasure.
Surviving family includes sons Kevin Rasure and his wife Kim of
Goodland; Randy Rasure and his wife Diane of Perrysburg, Ohio;
step-sons Steve Koehler and his wife Yvonne of Danville, Kentucky;
Bryan Koehler and his wife Gina of Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Mark
Koehler of Oral, South Dakota; eleven grandchildren Danny Rasure and
his wife Drew, Kayla Hedges and her husband Brad, Gabrielle Rasure,
Jordan Rasure, Kari Fox and her husband Darren, Janelle Barrett and
her husband Justin, Nelson Bergemann, Derrick Koehler, Brock Koehler,
Colleen Jennings and her husband Jeremy, and Justeen Koehler; and
The funeral service will be Friday, July 1, at 10:00 AM MT, at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church in Goodland, with Father Don Martin
presiding. Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery.
Friends may share their respects on Thursday, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM
MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland
Memorials may be designated to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Goodland
Public Library/Children’s Library, or the Goodland Masonic Lodge,
and may be left at the services, or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211
N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555. Online condolences: