Glenn Albert Koehler, 88, of Falls City, formerly of rural Humboldt, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was born on Sept. 29, 1927, in rural Humboldt to Albert and Lena (Johnson) Koehler.
He was baptized on Oct. 30, 1927 at St. James (Long Branch) Lutheran Church and later confirmed on Sept. 14, 1941. Glenn attended country school north of Humboldt and later graduated from Bratton Union High School with the Class of 1945. After graduating, Glenn was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 5, 1946 and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan until being honorably discharged on April 19, 1947. Glenn then hitchhiked his way home from California to Nebraska.
On Aug. 3, 1950, Glenn married Verna Mae Bohling at Hickory Grove Church. Mrs. Koehler passed away in May 2009.
Glenn lived and farmed his entire life on the same farm where he was born and in 1972 received the Nemaha County Soil Conservation Award. He served on the Rural Water Board in Nemaha County for many years and was a life-long member of St. James (Long Branch) Lutheran Church, serving on the church council for many years. He was a member of the Bratton Union School Board, Harvey-Mann Legion Post #269 and V.F.W.
Glenn enjoyed his wife’s cooking, especially her coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. He never wanted to miss a game of cards and enjoyed being around people. Glenn was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose love for his family will always be cherished.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Edwin, Clarence (Hulda) and Wilber (Iona) Koehler; a sister, Lenora (Lawrence) Volker; sister-in-law, Mildred (Norman) Gerdes; and brothers-in-law, Harold Buchholz, Orvall (Edith) Bohling, Lloyd Rathke and Otto Volker.
Glenn is survived by his children, Kathie (Thomas) Hall, of Barada, Randy (Belinda) Koehler, of Omaha, Paul (Anne) Koehler, of Lincoln, Julie (Kenny) Killingsworth, of Falls City, Brian (Linda) Koehler, of York, and Angela (Doug) Meyer, of Cairo, NE; 21 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; a sister, Lela Buchholz, of Tecumseh; sisters-in-law, Helen Volker, of Johnson, Marjorie (Willard) Kuhlmann, of Auburn, and Carol Rathke, of Iowa City, IA; brother-in-law, Harlan (Ruth) Bohling, of rural Auburn; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at the St. James (Long Branch) Lutheran Church in rural Humboldt, with Rev. Eric Spruth-Janssen officiating. Visitation was Sunday at Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt. Interment will be at the St. James (Long Branch) Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Harvey-Mann Legion Post #269 and the Nebraska Army Honor Guard. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, Juvenile Diabetes Association, or to the St. James (Long Branch) Church.