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Alvin Frank Koehler

1924- 2016


FALL RIVER/COLUMBUS Alvin Frank Koehler, 91, a resident of At Home Again, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at the assisted living center.


He was born on Oct. 6, 1924, at home in Watertown, to Arnold and Agnes (Uttech) Koehler. Alvin graduated from Watertown High School where he met his lifetime love, Crystal Schnitger. Just out of high school, Al worked at Pabst Farms in Waukesha on their milk production and test herd farm. After being drafted by the U.S. Army, Al and Crystal were married in 1945. After completing his obligations to Uncle Sam, Al was hired by Wisconsin Academy Farms as herdsman. Later, Al took a position as foreman and forklift driver for Vandy Craft in Fall River, which was later sold to Harris Pine Mills. He worked his way to manager in 1967, retiring in 1986. Al enjoyed working with the students from Wisconsin Academy, where he was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Al volunteered his time as the village of Fall River building inspector and as school board chairman and for Peterson Elementary School. He enjoyed gardening and camping.


Survivors include his two sons, David of Green Bay and Mark (Kathy) of Clearwater, Florida; one nephew and one niece; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Crystal, on April 10; and brother Gilbert.


A life tribute will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday at the Prairie Street property in Fall River. Military honors will follow. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watertown.


Jensen Funeral and Cremation

248 S. Ludington St. Columbus




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