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James C. Koehler

May 22, 1937 August 29, 2019
James C. Koehler
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Obituary for James C. Koehler

James C. Koehler, 82, Stratford, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at House of the Dove, Marshfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford, with Rev. Sengole Vethanayagam officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in the Town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County, where military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6352 of Stratford. A visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday at Sauter / Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford, and from 10:00 am until service time on Thursday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A rosary service will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

James was born on May 22, 1937 in Stratford, to Clarence and Angeline (Landwehr) Koehler.

He attended Balsam School in the Town of Cleveland, Marathon County, and was a 1955 graduate of Stratford High School. He married Agnes E. Altmann on April 23, 1960 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford.

Jim began a more than 20 year career with the United States Army, first serving in the Reserves in 1957. Later, in 1961 he served active duty during the Berlin Crisis and in 1969 served in Vietnam and later in Korea. During his service he and Agnes and their family lived in various locations and he was honorably discharged as Sergeant First Class in 1981. He was then employed for various businesses. In 2008 they returned to Stratford.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes, and their 5 sons, David (Camille) Koehler, Steven Koehler, Karl (Leah) Koehler, John (Gail) Koehler and Gary (Melissa) Koehler. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be designated in his name to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for upkeep and improvements.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

4

Sep

4:00 PM 9/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home

901 S. Weber Ave.
Stratford, WI 54484

Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home
901 S. Weber Ave. Stratford 54484 WI
United States

Visitation

Thursday

5

Sep

10:00 AM 9/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

440 Larch Street
Stratford, WI 54484

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
440 Larch Street Stratford 54484 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

5

Sep

11:00 AM 9/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

440 Larch Street
Stratford, WI 54484

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
440 Larch Street Stratford 54484 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph's Cemetery - Webertown Final Resting Place

EP1229 Equity St
Stratford, WI 54484

EP1229 Equity St Stratford 54484 WI
United States
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