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August H. Koehler

December 15, 1924 ~ February 21, 2007 (age 82)

August (Augie) H. Koehler age 82 of Bentonville died February 21st at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born December 15th 1924 in New Rochelle, NY to August H. Koehler and Caroline Hagerty Koehler.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Louise, his parents, one brother and two sisters. Survivors include his wife Veronica Koehler; son, Dr. Richard Koehler of Fayetteville, New York; daughters, Diane Holm of Mapleton, Illinois and Sandra Hagen of Claremore, Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Patricia Creel of Orlando, Florida, and Jackie Oliver of Winter Springs, Florida; two stepsons, Brian Slee of Orlando, Florida and Shaun Slee of Oviedo, Florida; and numerous grand children and great-grand children.

Mr. Koehler was raised and attended school in Harrison New York. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a Navy SeaBee in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
After the war Mr. Koehler received a degree in Accounting. He moved to Des Moines Iowa in 1952 where he raised his family. He was an Insurance Manager for Bruce Motor Freight and General Growth Companies, afterwards he started his own Insurance Agency which he owned and operated until his retirement.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Monday February 26, 2007 at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville with Father Douglas Simmons of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating. Following the service family and friends will reconvene at 1:00PM for the interment ceremony at the National Cemetery in Fayetteville. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, February 25th from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Salvation Army In Honor Of August H. Koehler, P.O. Box 4275 Fayetteville, Ar 72702


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