David Livingston Koehler, 72Published 1:20pm Thursday, January 10, 2013
Born: Jan. 12, 1940
Died: Jan. 8, 2013
David Livingston Koehler, 72, of South Bend, Ind., passed away at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in his home. He was born on Jan. 12, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Julius and Elizabeth (Winters) Koehler. On Aug. 13, 1967, in Wakarusa, Ind., he married the former Barbara Schrader.
Mr. Koehler is survived by his wife, Barbara Koehler; two sons, Christopher D. (Heather) Koehler, of Plainwell, and Gregory J. (Krista Bailey) Koehler, of South Bend, Ind.; four grandchildren, Madlean and Owen Koehler and Kathy and Gabe Lang; great-grandchild, McKenna Lang; three sisters, Charlotte Berry, of Morristown, N.J., Jean Hammer and Dorothy Korb, both of Bloomington, Ind.; and a brother, Julius Koehler Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. Koehler lived in the South Bend area since 1976 moving from San Diego, Calif. He was a graduate of Purdue University and served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy for 14 years, serving in Vietnam for 11 months. Mr. Koehler and his wife ran the Keria Trail Pre-School from 1976 to 1979. He was an instructor at Acme Institute of Technology, Lake Michigan College, and retired in 2010 from Southwestern Michigan College. He was director at Acme Institute of Technology for three years in the early 1980s. He was a member of The Church of The Holy Trinity in South Bend. He enjoyed reading, gardening and loved his three dogs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 915 N. Olive St., South Bend, where friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services. Burial will take place Saturday at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel and Southlawn Cremation Services, South Bend are handling the arrangements.
Contributions in memory of David Livingston Koehler may be offered to Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Rd., Mishawaka, IN 46545 or The Church of the Holy Trinity, 915 N. Olive St., South Bend, IN 46628. Online condolences may be sent to www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.