Leo A. Kohler Jr., 87, of Waterloo, IL, passed away December 29, 2019, at Cedarhurst in Waterloo, IL. He was born September 3, 1932, in E. St. Louis, IL.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Shirley Ann, nee Huller, Kohler; three sons Gary (Michelle) Kohler of Fults, Scott (Joan) Kohler of Waterloo, and Craig Kohler of Waterloo; five grandchildren Lance, Justin, Sam, Ben, and Gracie; a sister Jean (Willard) Schutt; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
Leo is preceded in death by his parents Leo F. & Ardel (nee Eichelmann) Kohler.
He graduated Waterloo High School in 1950 and then served in the US Army and was discharged January 17, 1955.
Leo was a lifelong farmer in Monroe County.
He attended St. Mary Church in Valmeyer, was a trustee for the Valmeyer Fire Protection District and a founding member of the C & W Cooperative.
Leo enjoyed a good baseball, basketball, or soccer game and a good auction.
He enjoyed collecting antiques especially cast-iron implement seats.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Alzheimer's Association or National Cancer Society
4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until 9:30 AM Friday
10 AM Friday, January 3, 2020 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville, IL
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