Donald Henry Koehler

August 20, 1938 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 84)


Donald Henry Koehler, 84, of Sutter, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

Don was born August 20, 1938, in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Truman J. and Edna (Schmitt) Koehler.  He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1956.  It was there he met his future wife, Sue Thompson.  They were united in marriage September 18, 1960, at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ near Sutter.  Don owned and operated Koehler Implement, which was started by his father in 1940. He also farmed and learned about the equipment he sold that way. He enjoyed tractor pulls and had attended every National Farm Machinery Show tractor pull since it’s inception in 1969. He loved softball, playing in his younger years and then attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events, never missing a game.  He and Sue loved country dancing.  They were active in Mexico missions’ trips for several years where they built homes and a church, and he was a life-long member of the Bethlehem United Church of Christ near Sutter. 

Don is survived by his wife, Sue, of Sutter; his son, Tony (Beth) Koehler of Warsaw; daughter, Tonya (Dennis) Dooley of Sutter; grandchildren, Kerbee (Dan) Gratz, Kyra Koehler, Collin (fiancé, Casey Smith) Dooley, Lexi (Jamie) Cousins and Peyton (fiancé, Montanna Andrews) Dooley; one great grandchild, Konner Gratz; a sister, Marilyn (Jim) Perry of Fort Branch, Indiana; and a brother, Dale (Pat) Koehler of Manchester, Missouri, as well as many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the Bethlehem United Church of Christ near Sutter.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw with family meeting friends from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials may be directed to Bethlehem United Church of Christ or Western Illinois Threshers.  Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

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August 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Printy Funeral Home
317 Main Street
Warsaw, IL 62379

Funeral Service
August 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethlehem United Church of Christ (Sutter)

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