Mabel Viola Koehler

Dates

June 30, 1925 - September 28, 2016

Obituary

Mabel Viola Koehler was born June 30, 1925 in Aurora County, SD, to Henry and Margaret (Staller) Wilmarth. She grew up in Aurora County and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. On September 18, 1946, she married Merle “Bud” Koehler in Sublette, IL. She was employed at the Daily Republic in Mitchell and was a school bus driver for the Mitchell School District. She had been a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the VFW Auxiliary and was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the DAV.

She is survived by her three daughters: Ruthann (Tim) Larson of Plankinton, SD, Susan (Frank) Rowe of Friend, NE, Mary Koehler Brown of Lincoln, NE; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud in 2006, two sisters, Lula Kretschmer and Florence May, one brother, Henry Wilmarth Jr. and her parents.   

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Monday, October 3, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Diane suhr on November 27, 2016
So sorry to read about your mothers passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Posted by Missy Johnson on October 3, 2016
My sympathies go out to you all. I have many fond memories of your parent's home. I spent a great deal of time at my great grandparents' house, Ray and Marie Cummings. I would "cook" for them and they were all so graciously tolerant of those experiments. After dinner we'd sit out by the garage. In those metal chairs, just listening to the locusts. I still think of those times when I hear locusts today! Great memories. I'll be thinking of you all in the coming days. God bless.
Posted by Cheryl (Bender) Kunkel on October 2, 2016
Sorry Ruth,Mary& Suzie, My thoughts & prayers to all of you. I also remember Mabel very caring Loving she will be deeply missed. She had a caring "Smile" My oldest daughter Missy would always go over there with Grandpa Ray !! God Bless you all.
Posted by Vicki Phillips-Sonne on September 29, 2016
Mabel was a very nice lady to all. My sympathy to her daughters & families. She was always great with all of Mary's friends. Well respected. R.I.P. Mabel - you were a great example in how to treat other people. <3
Posted by Peggy Rassel on September 29, 2016
I'm Dawns sister and I agree with what she said about Mabel, her daughters treated us like there little sisters, they had the swing set in there back yard we spent hours on, our grandparents always new where we were. Mabel will be missed, now she can visit with her neighbors and our parents up in heaven. God Bless to the family.
Posted by Dawn D. Bender on September 29, 2016
Mabel lived right next door to my grandparent's (Cummings) home when I grew up. I spent a lot of time at Bud and Mabel's house during that time; and will always remember her spunky attitude!! She always made me feel welcome with her smile and hugs!! I kind of lost track of her over the years until I found out she was in the nursing home. I would try to stop in and see her when I came back home to visit my parents; and send her cards. She greeted me with that same smile and hug!! I loved Mabel with all my heart and I will definitely miss her. Godspeed to her family and always know that this Bender kid loved me some Mabel!!
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