Stanley J. Koeller, 89, of Brookville, and formerly of Preble County, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2013.
Born in West Alexandria, he was a son of the late Fredrick W. & Lillie M. (Stanley) Koeller. A U.S. Marine Corp veteran of WW II, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. Mr. Koeller retired as a supervisor in 1978 from Dayton Tire and Rubber Company and had served on the Company's Fire Brigade for many years. Following retirement, he and his wife spent 17 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico, returning in 1995, and settling in Brookville. He was a member of AmVets Post 1789 of Brookville.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Koeller is preceded in death on Aug. 14, 2002 by his beloved wife Doris E. (Daniels) Koeller; brothers Kenneth, Russell, Harold and Richard; and sisters Eva and Celia.
He is survived by daughters Rebecca S. Suggs of Brookville and Deborah L. Ross of Jamestown; grandchildren Heather Cousineau, Jeff Mayberry, Mike Ross and Jodi Wamsley; great-grandchildren Derek and Braden Mayberry, Chloe and Abbey Cousineau, and Bradley and Tyler Ross; sisters Lois Welch of West Alexandria, Betty Pugh of Phoenix, AZ, and Hazel Dubois of Albuquerque; special nephew and niece Mike Koeller and Linda Gault; and a host of other nephews and nieces.
Private services for Mr. Koeller are pending and will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.