Roy M. Kohler, 86

Roy M. Kohler, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at The Living Center, St. Marys.

He was born on July 10, 1925, in St. Marys, the son of Andrew and Maud (Coldwell) Kohler, who preceded him in death.  

On July 17, 1948, he married Stella V. Gross, and she survives.

Other survivors include two brothers, Bob Kohler of St. Marys, and Chuck (Beth) Kohler of Wapakoneta; two sisters, Betty Weaver and Barb (Wilbur) Brubaker, both of St. Marys, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence, and three sisters, Mary Larsh, Mildred Kohler and Ethel Wibbeler.

Roy retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after 39 years of service.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II in the European Theater.  

He was a life member of the Wapakoneta VFW, Post 8445, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 767, St. Marys.  He enjoyed the outdoors and mowing grass.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Long & Folk Chapel of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 13 S. Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta, with the Rev. R.J. Davis officiating.  

Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta VFW.

The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Friday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at