Eunice M. (Borchardt) Koehler
Eunice M. (Borchardt) Koehler, 77, Merrill passed away peacefully to be with Jesus on Friday, December 12, 2014 under hospice care at Bell Tower Residence in Merrill.
Eunice was born February 21, 1937 to the late Clarence and Valeria (Radloff) Borchardt at her home in the Town of Corning. She married Gilbert Koehler on August 18, 1956 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Town of Berlin.
She was a 1955 graduate of Merrill High School and prior to her marriage was employed by Wisconsin Bell as a switchboard operator. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and generously expressed her love for family and friends through her cooking. Holidays were an especially wonderful time, as her home was filled with the aroma of freshly baked breads, pies, deserts and homemade candies. She was also an excellent seamstress and lovingly made beautiful special occasion clothing for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed caring for her pets, gardening, mowing the lawn with the John Deere tractor, shopping, travel, and county-western and polka music. She was an active member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Merrill.
Eunice is survived by her husband of 58 years, sister Virginia Krause, Merrill, brother Jerome (Donna) Borchardt, Watertown, step-sister Julie (Jerry) Revie, Wausau, children Debra Koehler, Wausau, Brian (Donna) Koehler, De Pere, and Bruce (Kim) Koehler, Merrill, grandchildren Derek Koehler, Merrill, Brook Brandt, Soddy Daisy, TN, Nicole Busarow, Fort Wayne, IN, Justin Koehler, Antioch, IL, and Erin Koehler, De Pere, step-grandchildren Heath Heidemann, Merrill, and Heather Wolff, Merrill, great-grandchildren Anders and Simon, step great-grandchildren Aaron, Jack, Cade, Edward, and Allison, and many brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and step-father Edmund Shield, Wausau.
Visitation is on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Waid Funeral Home, 301 Eagle Drive, Merrill, and on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 9:00 – 10:00 am at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1204 N. Sales Street, Merrill, with funeral services to follow at 10:00 am and burial at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church cemetery, 15743 County Road FF, Town of Berlin.
Waid Funeral Home, Merrill is assisting with the family with arrangements. Additional information can be viewed at www.WaidFuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund.