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John F. Tienken Jr., 86, Ottawa, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Ottawa. 

Mr. Tienken has been cremated and private services are planned.

He was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of John F. Tienken and Ora L. (Graham) Tienken.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he returned to Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1951. He then began his profession as a fieldman with the Dairy Farmers of America, retiring in 1993.

John was a very active member of the youth baseball program in Ottawa. He coached for many years and was an announcer, as well. He served as the assistant district commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball. He also was a member of the Ottawa Senior Center board.

On Aug. 28, 1955, John was united in marriage with Mildred I. Hancock in Cedartown, Ga. They shared more than 57 years of marriage. She survives of their home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Knight.

John also is survived by two sons, William Tienken, Lawrence, and Robert Tienken, The Colony, Texas; granddaughter, Jessica Tienken; and two great-grandchildren, Sage Bonner and Harper Tienken.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ottawa Senior Center through Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.  

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