Farming Rural 04

Marie Koehler

March 4, 1928 ~ March 14, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Marie Koehler, 94, of Benson, IL, passed away and went home to be with the Lord at 7:38 p.m., March 14, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

She was born in Toluca, IL, to Carl and Emma Ceretto Polo on March 4, 1928. She married Don Koehler on June 10, 1951, in Minonk, IL. Her husband of 38 years passed away on November 9, 1989.

She was a dedicated wife and loving mother to her son Alan (Marsha) Koehler of Benson and her daughter Christine (George) St. Germain of Bristow, IN. She will be missed by her grandchildren John (Lisa) Koehler, Phil (Valarie) St. Germain, Esther (Mat) Ingram, Hannah (John) Raven, and Luke (Ashley) St. Germain and her 16 great-grandchildren, whom she loved so much: Adelyn, Kinzie, and Henry Koehler; Taryn, Levi, and Bode St. Germain; Moriah, Daphne, Charley, and Jett Ingram; Asher, Timothy, and Tobias Raven; and Finnley, William, and Nolan St. Germain.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Rose Nadler, Anna Mae Sinclair, Virginia Archambeau; one brother, August Polo who died in infancy; one daughter-in-law, Cydney Koehler; and one step-grandson, Joe Gallianetti, who had served in the Air Force in Afghanistan.

Marie was a member of the Benson Baptist Church, serving as treasurer for many years. She taught Sunday School, worked in Vacation Bible School and belonged to the Missionary Society. She also belonged to the Seniors Club of Benson.

Her greatest joy was when she was at the farm, doing whatever she could to help her husband Don, son Alan, and grandson John. Her servant heart was an example for all of us. She was a wonderful caregiver to her family and those in need. Marie and her husband Don were devout Christians who served faithfully in their local church. They especially enjoyed showing hospitality to their pastors, visiting evangelists, and missionaries.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Benson Baptist Church.  Pastor Christopher Brown and Pastor George St. Germain will officiate. Visitation will be held at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday.  Interment will be in the Clayton Township Cemetery in Benson.

The family would like to personally thank the wonderful staff of the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke for the loving care of their mother.

Memorial donations may be made to Benson Baptist Church or the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.  Online condolences and tributes and tributes may be sent to the family at knappjohnsonharris.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 18, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Knapp-Johnson-Harris Roanoke
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561-7648

Visitation
Saturday
March 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Benson Baptist Church
402 Pleasant St.
Benson, IL 61516

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Benson Baptist Church
402 Pleasant St.
Benson, IL 61516

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

Clayton Township Cemetery
CR 1800 N
Benson, IL 61516

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