Beloved KODE/KSN team member passes away from a sudden illness


Kevin Dane Trahin of Webb City, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from a sudden illness at the age of 58.

Kevin workd for KODE & KSN for 23 years as a producer and commercial production editor.  Dean Edwards, Director of Creative Services, said, “Kevin is now with our savior Jesus Christ and I thank the Lord for alowing me to be part of such an amazing mans life, and being able to call him my friend.  Our prayers go out to his wife and daughters who he loved with all his heart.”

Kevin was the type of guy who was a friend to everyone who knew him.  He was funny, smart, and dedicated to his family and his job.  Everyone at the station loved Kevin, and will miss him.

John Hoffmann, General Manager, said, “Kevin was a treasured member of our station family.  He will be greatly missed and I we extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

Kevin was born in Joplin, Missouri to Dwight and Billie Trahin, grew up with his five siblings in Baxter Springs, Kansas and graduated from Baxter Springs High School in 1979. At 21 years of age he married Debi Trahin and later had 2 daughters, Jordan and Abbey.

Kevin spent his free time with his family and never missed one of his daughters’ events. He collected Star Trek and Mickey Mouse memorabilia, loved classic rock, enjoyed reading and spending time outdoors. He had no grandchildren but loved his grand-dogs and spoiled them in every way possible. Kevin had the best sense of humor and loved making people smile and laugh.

He was preceded in death by his mother Billie (Kaze) Trahin, and his father Dwight S. Trahin. He is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years Debi (Jones) Trahin and his daughters, Jordan and Abbey Trahin, his brothers, Dwight Trahin and wife Catherine, Richard Trahin and wife Julie, his sisters, Paige Kraft, Erinn Harper and husband David, and Whitney Trahin, and many nieces, nephews, and great nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, May 6, at 12pm at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City, Missouri. The funeral and graveside services will follow at 1pm at the funeral home.  Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.  Visit for online condolences.

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