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Paul Koehler




Paul A. Koehler, 82, of Watertown, passed away March 26, 2003.


Funeral services were held at St. Henry’s and burial was in the parish cemetery.


Paul was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Watertown, the son of Joseph and Stella (Engelhart) Koehler. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 11 on Ascension Island in the Atlantic.  On Feb. 11, 1950, he married the former Sylvia Nowak in Milwaukee. Paul had been employed by the Wisconsin Telephone Company and the former Westside Lumber Company of Watertown. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and a 25-year member of the Catholic Knights. Paul had served as a volunteer fireman in Watertown for 25 years and was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.




Wife              Sylvia

Daughter          Judith (Paul) Voigts of Madison

Son               Robert Koehler of Golden, Colo.

Son               Daniel (Deborah) Koehler of Green Bay

Brother           William (Geri) Koehler of Silver Springs, Md.





Brother           Robert Koehler

Brother           Joseph Koehler


Cross reference:

               1934 graduate of grade school 


Sylvia B. Koehler


1920- 2014 B. Koehler, age 93, Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Marquardt Health Care.


The former Sylvia Barbara Nowak was born on Aug. 30, 1920, the daughter of Dr. Leon and Clara (Sommer) Nowak. She had attended St. Hyacinth Catholic School in Milwaukee, graduated from public high school in 1938 and graduated from Miss Brown’s Business School. Sylvia was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. On Feb. 11, 1950, she married Paul A. Koehler in Milwaukee; he preceded her in death on March 6, 2003.


Sylvia had been employed by the Jefferson County Nursing Office as an accountant. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and was a volunteer and former board member for St. Vincent de Paul. Sylvia was a former Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader and she enjoyed playing bridge, gambling and winter vacationing in Arizona.


Sylvia is survived by her children Robert Koehler of Golden, Colo.; Daniel (Deborah) Koehler of Green Bay and Judy (Paul) Voigts of Madison; grandchildren Jonathan, Nathan and Kaitlin Koehler; a sister Marcelline (Al) Buckmann of Colorado; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She is further preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Juene Wussow-Nowak.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert celebrating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Family and friends may call on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Vincent de Paul of Watertown would be appreciated.


Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Services 500 Welsh Road Watertown




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