Adeline “Addy” Koehler, 93, Wisconsin Rapids, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Pine Ridge Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. Burial will be at a later date in Weyerhaeuser.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the Mass.
Memorials to Special Olympics and Parkinson’s disease research would be appreciated.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.taylorfuneralhome.net.
Mrs. Koehler was born Jan. 25, 1922, in the town of Rusk in Burnett County, a daughter of the late Martin and Caroline (Niemec) Vratanina.
She was married to Ervin Koehler Aug. 10, 1940, in Chicago, Ill. He died in 1993 after 53 years of marriage.
Their journey together brought them back to Wisconsin to live in Milwaukee, Tony and Cornell and then to Gladstone, Mich.
After her husband’s retirement, they moved to Tucson, Ariz., and she remained in Tucson until 2002, when she returned to the Midwest to live with her son, Dennis, in Wisconsin Rapids. She moved into an assisted living facility in 2006.
While living in Tucson, she was a member of the Desert Mermaids synchronized swimming team and was actively involved in playing bridge. She and her husband were charter members and active square dance members of both the Delta Merry Mixers and Square Dance Campers in Escanaba, Mich.
Survivors include two daughters, Dianne, Sherwood, and Kathy (Dennis) Becks, Green Bay; six sons, Kirk (Barbara), Hacienda Heights, Calif., Kenneth (Lona), Sussex, Dennis “Buzz,” Wisconsin Rapids, James (Audrey), Champlin, Minn., Richard (Cindy), Zumbrota, Minn., and Keith (Jackie), Grand Rapids, Mich.; 29 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sheryl; three sons, Douglas, Gordon and Rodney; five sisters, Sophie Vratanina, Mary Vobornick, Helen Mraz, Elsie Figlic and Libby Goddard; four brothers, Joseph Vratanina, John Vratanina, Charles Vratanina and Fred Vratanina; and two grandsons.