Jerome Kohler

Jerome “Jerry” Michael Kohler, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at his residence in Owensville.

He was born Feb. 14, 1949, to John and Elsie Marie (Bechtold) Kohler, in Hamburg.

He was united in marriage to Jacqueline “Jackie” F. Kohler, Aug. 10, 1974, at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Dutzow.

Jerry was a member of the Lions, Moose, Park Board, Fair Board and Zion Lutheran Church, all in Owensville. He worked as Area Supervisor for Missouri Department of Transportation until his retirement in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elsie; brother, James W. Kohler; and brothers-in-law, Robert Adelmann and Ronald Whitener.

He is survived by wife, Jackie; daughter, Nicole Grannemann and husband Adam of Owensville; siblings John R. Kohler, JoAnn Post and husband Robert and Jane Adelmann, all of Defiance; brothers-in-law, Samuel Whitener of Arkansas and Manuel F. Whitener Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Wanda Kohler of Wentzville, Lisa Whitener of Paris and Lora Duncan and husband Marshall of Marthasville; grandchildren Kohl and Kadyn Grannemann, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 28 at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery with Rev. David Roth officiating. Memorials may be given for family choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.

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