Obit: Koehler, Fred (1893 - 1966)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Ferguson, Hetherington, Koehler, Logen, Meyer, Nelson, Oberreich, Pappenhagen, Schulte

----Source: The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI) 31/05/1966

Koehler, Fred (3 DEC 1893 - 31 MAY 1966)

Fred Koehler, 72, of 300 Smith St., Plymouth, died unexpectedly at the Plymouth Hospital at 7 a.m. today following a short illness.

He was born on December 3, 1893, at Dorchester, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Koehler. He attended the Wausau grade and high schools an came to Plymouth with his family in 1912.

On March 9, 1914, he was married to Frieda Oberreich at Plymouth, where the couple resided since. His wife died March 28, 1953.

Mr. Koehler was employed as superintended of the Plymouth Phonograph Factory for many years and then at the Cleveland Container Co., until his retirement in 1957.

He was a charter member of the Plymouth Hook and Ladder Fire Co., the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Hub City Aerie No. 1312, Order of Eagles, and a member of the Cassia Lodge, No. 167, F&AM, Plymouth.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Delores) Meyer and Mrs. Charles (Fern) Nelson, both of Plymouth, and Mrs. William (Pearl) Hetherington of Appleton; one son, LeRoy of Plymouth; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Reinhold Koehler, Glendale, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Schulte, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Otto Pappenhagen, Albuquerque, N.M., Miss Lili Koehler, Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Oral Logen of Sarasota, Calif.; one brother, William of West Bend.

His father and one infant daughter also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Wittkopp Funeral Home, Plymouth, the Rev. Lowell Ferguson, pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday until time of services. Cassia Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.



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