January 15, 1953 - October 15, 2021
Dennis H. Kohler, 68, of Wapakoneta, died 12:25 p.m., Fri. Oct. 15, 2021, at the Lima Memorial Health System, with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Lima, OH, the son of Harold & Naomi (Hollenbacher) Kohler, who preceded him in death. On Apr. 26, 1980, he married Barbara A. Miller, and she survives. Other survivors include, 2 children, Jeremy (Shannon) Kohler, Wapakoneta, Jennifer (Jay) McMichael, Spencerville; 5 grandchildren, Alexis Neeley, Nolyn Kohler, Ryland Kohler, Samantha McMichael, Cole McMichael; 2 siblings, Norman (Kim) Kohler, Wapakoneta, Brenda (David) Ward, Jackson Center, OH; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Ed (Diana) Miller, Waynesville, OH, Doug (Jayne) Miller, Lima, OH, Mike-dec (Paulette) Miller, St. Marys, Dianne (Bob-dec) Koeper, St. Marys, Kay (Ray) Maher, Sebring, FL; many nieces, nephews, an aunt, and an uncle. Dennis retired from Wapakoneta Machine Co., after 35 years of service. He was owner of the Dennis Kohler Auction Service for 36 years and a real estate agent with the Binkley Real Estate for 35 years. He was also a substitute bus driver with the Wapakoneta City Schools and did snow removal for a number of years. He was a 1971 graduate of the Wapakoneta High School, and received an associate degree from Rhodes State in business. Dennis was also a graduate of the Reppert Auction School in 1984. He was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta, the Ohio Auctioneers Assn., and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #691. He was a member and instrumental in starting the consignment sale with the F.F.A. Alumni & Adult Young Farmers, which has been in existence for 31 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Sat. Oct. 23, 2021, at the Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, Pastor Dave Mowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post 8445. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m., Fri. Oct. 22, and 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sat. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Wapakoneta F.F.A. Alumni and Adult Young Farmers. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Dennis H. Kohler, 68, of Wapakoneta, died 12:25 p.m., Fri. Oct. 15, 2021, at the Lima Memorial Health System, with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 15, 1953, in Lima, OH, the son of Harold & Naomi (Hollenbacher) Kohler, who preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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