Jerome (Jerry) Michael Kohler, 68, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at his residence in Owensville.
Jerry was born in Hamburg, Mo on February 14, 1949 a son to John and Elsie Marie (Bechtold) Kohler. He was united in marriage on August 10, 1974 to Jacqueline (Jackie) F. Kohler at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Dutzow, Mo. He was a member of the Owensville Lions, Moose, Park Board, and Fair Board. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church 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 Kohler; one brother, James W. Kohler; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Adelmann and Ronald Whitener.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Jackie) Kohler; his daughter, Nicole Grannemann and husband Adam and grandchildren Kohl and Kadyn of Owensville; one brother, John R. Kohler of Defiance, Mo.; two sisters, JoAnn Post and husband Robert of Defiance and Jane Adelmann of Defiance; two brothers-in-law, Samuel Whitener of Arkansas and Manuel F. Whitener Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; three sisters-in-law, Wanda Kohler of Wentzville, Mo., Lisa Whitener of Paris, Mo. and Lora Duncan and husband Marshall of Marthasville, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville with Rev. David Roth officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1 to 5 PM at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home. Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Owensville.