Bernard C. Bernie Koehler
March 27, 1931 - Jan. 25, 2014
CLINTON — Bernard C. Bernie Koehler, age 82, of Clinton, died Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 at Mercy North Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1st at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Chuck, Steve, Dairus, Randy, Dewight, Mike, and Bruce Koehler, and Bud Abbott.
Bernie was born on March 27, 1931 in Winona, MN, the son of Alvin and Hannah (Henderson) Koehler. He married Joyce Hundt on April 15, 1950 in Winona, MN; she died Thursday at home. He worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Winona, MN and in Clinton, IA for over 33 years.
He owned and operated the Canyon Creek Golf Course in Clinton for over 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, welding, and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
Bernie is survived by his three children, Sharon Koehler of Clinton, Larry Koehler of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Everett Koehler of Clinton; five grandchildren, Heather, Jessie, Danielle, Jarrod, and Waylon; nine great grandchildren, Autumn, Breanna, Hunter, Taylor, Callie, Aubry, Ty, Carson, and Julian; and a sister, Shirley (Dale) Mahlman of Greenfield, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Gary, granddaughter, Andrea, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Death date: Jan. 25, 2014