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Robert Koehler

1919 - 1948


Reburial Rites For Cpl. Koehler

Funeral Planned

Casket Arrives Tonight


Funeral services were conducted on July 9, 1948, in St. Henry’s Catholic Church for Cpl. Robert J. Koehler, 23, whose body was due to reach Watertown at 6:55 o'clock on the evening of July 7. The casket was taken to the Boyle funeral home and a wake held there the day before the funeral.


The funeral was held with full military rites. The Rev. A. H. Foltz, pastor of St., Henry's, officiated at the requiem Mass and interment was in St. Henry's Cemetery.


Cpl. Koehler was killed by a Japanese sniper on Nov. 20, 1942, in New Guinea.


Born in Watertown on Aug. 29, 1919, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Koehler of 805 Wisconsin Street. He attended St. Henry's school and Watertown High school. He entered service April 16, 1941, and served with Co. B, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division in the Pacific.


Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Joseph of Beloit; Paul, at home, and William, Des Moines, Ia.


Military rites were in charge of the Beaudoin-Koehler-Draeger post, V.F.W.


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1934 graduate of grade school