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Arline Koehler

Arline Koehler Arline Koehler

Arline A. Koehler, 92, of Wausau, passed away on Friday, July 10, at Mountain Terrace Assisted Living under the care of Interim HealthCare.

She was born in the town of Wien on Jan. 22, 1928, daughter of the late Edwin and Alma (Grosskruetz) Mueller. She married Willard Wiesman on Feb. 15, 1947. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1973. She then married Lester Koehler on May 22, 1976. He also preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1994.

Arline lived in Marathon until two years ago when she moved to Mountain Terrace in Wausau.

Arline was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Edgar, all her life. Her faith was very important to her. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and was part of the women’s sewing circle and helped make hundreds of quilts for underprivileged countries.

She and her first husband, Willard, operated the Fenwood Bowling Alley from 1949-1961, followed by owning and operating the Fenwood Implement dealership until 1972. Her later years were spent farming with her second husband, Lester. Together they were members of the North Central WI Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club, Edgar.

Survivors include one son, Donald (Sue) Wiesman of Edgar; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Wendy Wiesman (Jason Utecht), Arden Hills of Minn., Kelly Kramer and sons Eli and Jadon of DeForest, Robyn (Luke) Anderson and children Ellery and Adam of Minneapolis, Minn.

She is further survived by two step-sons: Randy (Nancy) Koehler and Kevin (Irina) Koehler of Edgar; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren: Luke (Jamie) Koehler and children: Malana, Brooks and Taya of Edgar; Lindsey (Scott) Kroening and children, Caleb and Jemma of Marathon; Bridget (Brandon) Kaiser and children, Isabella, Amelia and Maxwell of Edgar; Kollin Koehler, Kandace Koehler and son, Jace, of Stevens Point.

She is also survived by one sister, Melva (Vernon) Nahring, Fenwood; three brothers: Allen (Elaine), Elgart of Edgar and Elton of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two sisters-in-law: Allene Mueller of Stratford and Bev Wiesman of Sullivan.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Denis; brothers: Edwin and Frank Mueller; and sister, Darleen (Dottie) Mueller.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, County Road N, Edgar, with Rev. Gail Sowell presiding. Visitation was from 2-4 p.m., with funeral at 4 p.m., all at the church. She was laid to rest in the parish cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Church.

We are mindful of the on-going challenges coronavirus is presenting; therefore, face masks were required for the visitation and funeral. Social distancing procedures were also in place. We did not want to risk the health and safety of family and friends.

Special thanks to the staff of Mountain Terrace and Interim HealthCare, Wausau, for their kind and compassionate care during the past months.

Arline’s arrangements were under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.

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