John Charles Koehler Sr., 85, of Peoria Heights, IL, passed away at 1:08 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2023 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.
He was born on August 2, 1937 in Peoria, the son of Carl and Catherine (Gilhuly) Koehler. He married Dolores F. Dixon on May 12, 1973. She passed away on September 14, 2015. His parents, one son, John C. Koehler Jr. and one daughter, Rhonda Tipton, also preceded him in death.
Surviving are his children, Vickie (Devin) Houchin of Peoria, Shelly (Dan) Brodine of Elmwood, Debbie (Clayton) Anthony and Randy (Casey) Beckman, both of Chillicothe. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
He worked for Pabst Brewery for 20 years until they closed and also worked construction for Custom Home Builders for 5 years along with numerous other jobs . He loved camping and fishing with his wife and friends and working in his yard.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will he held. Memorials in his name may be made to the American Heart Association.
Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services, Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements.
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