Lois Koehler, 89

Lois J. Koehler, 89, of Huntington, formerly of Lagro, died at 5:47 pm, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

She was born June 30, 1929, in Wabash County to Jess and Berniece (Zook) Speelman.

Lois was a 1947 graduate of Lagro High School. She married Robert Koehler in Lagro, on Nov. 20, 1948; he died Sept. 22, 1980.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash. Lois was one of the founders of the Wabash Community Theater, where she was involved in plays, singing, and dancing. Lois enjoyed making miniature houses, doll houses, and furniture. She also enjoyed playing tennis, gardening, and sharing her flowers with friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Kristie (Gary) Norman of Wabash, and Karen Koehler of Killeen, Texas; two grandchildren, Brad (Tonie) Niccum of McCordsville, and Dustin Niccum; two step-granddaughters, Elizabeth (Demond) Jefferson of Noblesville, and Andhra (Brian) Fairbanks of Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren, Brittany Niccum of McCordsville, Blake (Pam) Niccum of Noblesville, Logan Niccum of McCordsville, Brianna Niccum and Brayton Niccum, both of Wabash, Senna "Janelle" Jefferson and Zaiden Jefferson, both of Noblesville; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Koehler and Ruth Koehler, both of Illinois, and several cousins. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and seven brothers and sisters-in-law.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash with Pastor Conrad Thompson officiating.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Alzheimer's Association.

The memorial guest book for Lois may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 22