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Imogene "Imo" Koehler

SPRINGFIELD - Imogene "Imo" Koehler, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at St. John's Hospice.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1927, in rural Omaha, IL, the daughter of the late Charles and Wilma (Kiesler) Patton. She married Francis "Fred" Koehler on Oct. 22, 1949, in Springfield and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 2004.

Mrs. Koehler graduated from Norris City High School. She started her working career with the state of Illinois until her first son was born. She spent the majority of her life after that as a homemaker. Imogene loved to watch it snow and enjoyed feeding the songbirds. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a member of the Sorority Club, was a former member of St. Cabrini Catholic Church for 40 years and later became a member at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Imogene is survived by four sons, Thomas (wife, Patricia) Koehler of New Berlin, IL, Timothy (wife, Deidre) Koehler of Chatham, IL, James (wife, Lori) Koehler of Riverton, IL, and David (wife, Marilyn) Koehler of Springfield; 8 grandchildren, Teagan Koehler of Springfield, Spencer Koehler of Naperville, IL, Tony (wife, Tori) Koehler and Dusty (wife, Tia) Koehler, both of DeBeque, CO, Alex and Alyse Koehler of Springfield and Andrew and Miranda Koehler, also of Springfield; 1 great-grandson, Ryan Koehler of DeBeque, CO; a brother, Joe (wife, Wilma) Patton of West Frankfort, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, Imogene was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Koehler, and a daughter, Sandra Koehler; a brother, Jake Patton; and two sisters, Virginia Tarrant and Maxine Vickers.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill, Springfield where visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Springfield, with Father Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Berlin, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery, New Berlin, IL or masses.

Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

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