John was born in 1931 and joined the Army in the 1940s. He served in Korea, Vietnam, France and Germany. It was during these years that he met Lorraine, who became his wife. They began their married life in France. In 1978, John retired from the US Army Signal Corps and went to Ireland for college. He became a high school teacher in Savannah, Georgia and Hardeeville, South Carolina. After his second retirement, he ad Lorraine moved to Darien.
John Joseph Koenn passed away on March 21, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. He was given a military funeral on March 28 at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville. May he and all our faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.