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Melvin C. "Corky" Kiehn


Last updated 1/31/2019 at 12:52pm

Melvin C. "Corky" Kiehn was born on March 27, 1938 in Ritzville, WA to Carl and Agnes Kiehn and passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Marvin (Snooky) and Gerald (Jerry), his wife Muriel, and numerous aunts and uncles.

Corky attended Odessa High School and graduated in 1956, lettering in football and baseball. Corky then attended Yakima Valley College and Washington State University before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1959. In college Corky was known for his high batting average and ability to hit for power, he...

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