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Berniece Koehler

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[February 20, 2008]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Berniece A. Koehler, 80, of Mount Pulaski, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at 7:50 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski, with the Rev. Mark Drews officiating.

Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.

Mrs. Koehler was a secretary for the state of Illinois.

She was born Nov. 28, 1927, at Vernon to Otto and Leona Kruenegel Torbeck. She married Arnold "Mike" Koehler in Mount Pulaski on April 15, 1948.

She is survived by her husband, of Mount Pulaski; one daughter, Judith Ann (and Michael) Coleman of Decatur; one son, Michael (and Donna) Koehler of Mount Pulaski; four grandchildren, Joseph and Jacob Coleman of Decatur and Timothy and Sydney Koehler of Mount Pulaski; and one brother, Lloyd Torbeck of Morris.

Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

She was a member of Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church and the Ladies Circle of the church.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church or Mount Pulaski EMS.

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