Morris "Morrie" Koehler
Eureka- Morris "Morrie" Koehler, 66, of Eureka, IL passed away
at 10:05 am on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at South Baldwin Regional
Medical Center in Foley, AL.
He was born on April 21, 1946 in Streator, IL the son of
Theodore and Mabel Turner Koehler. He married Joy Moreland on July
2, 1965 in Eureka, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Barry (Jennifer) Koehler of
Bloomington, IL; one daughter, Wendy (Joseph) Lange of Glen Carbon,
IL; five grandchildren, Jeremy Faller, Jakob DeRoos, Dominic
DeRoos, Julie (Josh) Steinkamp, and Steven Lange; two sisters,
Wanda Giebelhausen of East Peoria, IL, and Betty (Robert) Oltman of
Roanoke, IL; one brother, Ted (Sharon) Koehler of San Antonio, TX;
and one sister-in-law, Marie Koehler, Benson, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Brian Koehler,
and one brother, Don Koehler.
Morrie was employed by Caterpillar, Inc. for 42 years. While
working there, he and seven colleagues developed a new machine
design which earned two United States patents.
Morrie was a member and former president of the Eureka
Sportsmen's Club. He belonged to the Eureka Jaycees where he
received the award for Jaycee Of The Year at the age of 21.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 13,
2013 at the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Rev. Duane
Ambrose will officiate. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening
from 5-8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olio Township
Cemetery in Eureka.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung
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