Sharon K. Koehler
1954 - 2021
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main St
Warsaw, IL
Sharon K. Koehler, 67, of Basco, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

Sharon was born June 19, 1954, the daughter of Marvin and Beverly (Brownlee) Schafer, in Carthage, Ill.

She attended Hamilton High School graduating in 1972, and went on to receive her associate degree from Southeastern Community College.

On March 30, 1980, she was united in marriage with Steve Koehler at Bethlehem United Church of Christ near Sutter, Ill. Sharon had worked for Warsaw School District 316 for over 30 years and as a bus driver for over 20. She also operated Koehler Livestock and was a member of the Bethlehem United Church of Christ.

Sharon was a lover of many things. She loved life and lived it to its fullest. She loved all the children that she met during her many years of service in the school system and volunteering at church. She loved to be adventurous; riding her Harley rain or shine, going on trips with her family or friends, driving her pulling truck down the track full throttle smiling ear to ear. Sharon loved animals, having many beloved pets through the years. She loved hard work and the sense of accomplishment that came along with it. Sharon loved to help others, she never met a stranger and was always quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, never wanting or expecting anything in return. Most of all, Sharon loved her family. She exemplified the word family, nothing ever came before her family and loved ones, she made them the center of her world and always made sure they knew that. Through the years Sharon has touched so many lives in a special way, her absence will be felt by many and the impact she has had on those who knew her will last for an eternity.

Sharon is survived by her husband Steve Koehler of Basco; two children, Shelly (Marc Huls) Trone of Basco and Ed Trone of Warsaw; one granddaughter Lakinn Larson; her father Roger Brink of Warsaw; siblings, Vickie (Kurt) McInroy of Nauvoo, Ill., Marvin "Bryant" Schafer of Keokuk and Susan (Rex) Doyle of Basco; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 16 at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw, with burial to follow in the Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Family will meet friends from 9 a.m. until time of services at noon on Saturday.

Memorials may be directed to the Hearts of Hancock Humane Society or Keokuk Humane Society.

Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Daily Gate from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
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i was shocked and saddened when i heard of Sharon passing. please accept my condolences and sympathies. my thoughts and prayers are with you Steve and the Koehler family in this time of sorrow.
October 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Susan Irving
October 15, 2021
Shelly and Eddie and family, please accept my most heartfelt condolences. We have an amazing promise that we can lean on when we are mourning loss. In the tears, in the pain, in the hurt, we have a loving God who wants us to come find peace and comfort in Him. God comforts us by the solid, unchanging nature of his character and His promises. With the word of God as our anchor through suffering and sorrow, we can find comfort in Him. This doesn´t mean we will understand why we´re going through this hard time. Nor does it mean that we´ll ever get an explanation. But we know that God is in control and His sovereign will is coming to pass. Through the Holy Spirit, we are sealed as children of God for eternity. All of these truths bring us great comfort in times of need. , Tiffany and family
Tiffany Davis
October 12, 2021
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