Stanley E. Koehler

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Stanley E. Koehler, age 87 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Good Shepherd Healthcare in Mason City, IA. Stanley Edward Koehler was born January 14, 1927 to Edward and Esther (Wendland) Koehler in Sumner, IA. He attended Sumner Public Schools and was a 1946 graduate of Sumner High School. Upon graduating he worked with his father on the family dairy farm before becoming a plumber with Heyer Plumbing in Waterloo. Stanley then moved to New Hampton where he became employed with Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating. In 1965, Stanley was united in marriage to Dorothy Pohlmann at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sumner. To this union two daughters were born, Sara and Irene. The couple later divorced. Then on November 26, 1977, Stanley was united in marriage to Betty Smith at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home in New Hampton. Two years later Stanley retired from Mick Gage and he and Betty enjoyed fishing, and gardening. Stanley also spent his time selling Watkins products, tinkering in his workshop, as well as collecting, crushing and selling walnuts to the area’s Amish families. He was also a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Stanley is survived by his daughters, Sara Koehler of Urbana, IA and Irene Schoeberl of Cedar Rapids, IA; his grandsons, Jacob and Jared; his brother Eugene Koehler of Waverly, IA; his nephew, Allen (Katie) Koehler of Mason City, IA and niece, Jane Gunn of Fairfax, IA; as well as great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Betty Koehler on February 29, 2012 and his sister-in-law, Arlene Koehler.

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  1. To Stanley’s Family,
    Stanley was such a nice man, you have my deepest sympathy in the time of your loss. I will never forget him he had such a big heart and cared about everybody and he appreciated everybody that helped him out in anyway. Tammy Jodan

  2. Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
    ”If a man should die, can he live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)

  3. Dearest Koehler Family,
    May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time.
    Stan was a wonderful neighbor and friend. His smile and kind words would always make you have a smile! He was extremely generous!! My younger brother (around the age of 11 or 12) decided to bake a lemon meringue pie and needed some vanilla, so he walked next door to borrow some from Stan & Betty, not knowing Stan was a Watkins dealer. Stan gladly gave him a bottle of his Watkins vanilla for this pie and in return, my brother brought them pieces of his baking creation.
    Sending heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies,
    Roberta (Schwickerath) Wiegmann and family

  4. I didnt know Stan for very long. But I was very honored to be a part of his life the last few weeks of his life. And I hope the care I gave him made his transition to the heavens helpful. He was a very kind man and was so glad I got to meet him. God bless.

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