Howard Louis Koehler, age 94, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Chesapeake Manor in Willards, Md.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Mildred Baer Koehler. He is survived by his beloved wife Elsie Ott Koehler, and children, Martin Koehler of California, Robert Koehler and his wife, Lynda of Berlin, Christine McGillien and her husband, James of Berlin and Barbara Johnson and her husband, William of Tampa, Fla. There are five grandchildren, Korena, Liane, Richard, Melissa and Molly.
He is also survived by his sister-in-law Naomi Koehler of Baltimore, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Keebler Koehler in 1987, and a brother, Kenneth Koehler.
Mr. Koehler had served in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in the Central and Western Pacific. Howard was a carpenter by trade and worked in the family business, R.H. Koehler & Sons Floor Finishing Specialists. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City. Howard enjoyed painting, reading, refinishing furniture, was history buff, an avid card player, model ship builder and crossword puzzle enthusiast.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md., 21842. Rev. Greg Knepp will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
A donation in his memory may be made to: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 10301 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. 21842 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733 Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.