Paul H Koehler
June 10, 1947 - Mar. 17, 2020
Hilbert, WI
Paul H Koehler
Hilbert, WI

Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More has been issued for the State of Wisconsin. 
This does effect how we will be conducting our funerals both in the funeral home and at churches.  
Funeral services and visitation will be postponed untl further notice, please check back for further service information.  
On behalf of the Koehler family and Wieting Family Funeral Home we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Paul H. Koehler, age 72, of Hilbert, passed away after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his home.  He was born June 10, 1947, son of the late Norbert and Anna (Hoffman) Koehler.  

Paul married the love of his life, Angie Wenzel on October 2, 1971 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Hilbert and they started their family.  

Paul was a hard worker and proud of his farming career and accomplishments.  He was named the Calumet County young farmer of the year in 1982, member of the Calumet County Farmers Club, FVTI farm training, and Holstein breeders association.  After his farming career he had worked in various factory jobs, retiring in 2011 from SCA Tissue where he met a lot of good friends. 

Paul was a helpful and kind soul who was active in his community.  He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in St. John, Knights of Columbus, St. John Holy Name Society and looked forward to visiting homebound in the community and bringing them communion.  

Very often you could catch Paul cheering on his Packers and Brewers.  A mellow man unless he was cheering on his sports teams.  He not only enjoyed watching the games, but he also enjoyed playing baseball in the backyard with family and bowling with friends in leagues. He enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandson. You may have also found Paul playing a game of sheephead or two under a covered wagon pulled by two horses around town.  A charismatic guy, he could get along with anyone and strike up conversation, a cheerful and likable guy.  

One of Paul’s favorite past times that he always looked forward to was spending time with his family at cookouts, rock concerts and holidays.  Paul will be greatly missed by his wife, Angie; his children: Richard (Hope) Koehler, Michael (Veronica) Koehler, and Julie (James) Bloniarz; grandchildren:  Kayla Koehler and fiancé Marcus Qualle, Emily Koehler, and Sophia Koehler; great-grandchild, Max Qualle; sister-in-law, Rosie Vomberg; brothers-in-law: Harley (Ann) Wenzel, Jimmy (Nancy) Wenzel, Victor (Greta) Wenzel, and Sidney (Penny) Wenzel and many nieces and nephews.  

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Benny and Sophie Wenzel; siblings-in-law: Donald Wenzel, Geneva and Earl Nettekoven, Mary Ann and Al Seffker.  

 Funeral Services will be postponed until further notice due to the Wisconsin Emergency order #5 prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more people.  Please check back regularly for further information and funeral service information. 
May God be with the Koehler family during this difficult time. My thoughts & prayers are with you all!

Daniel Berg (Julie's college friend) - Mar. 21, 2020

One of the nicest people I have ever met.

Dean Cheslock (co-worker) - Mar. 19, 2020

Never saw Paul without a smile on his face or a kind word to say. A great man who made the world a brighter place.

Lori J VandenHeuvel (coworker @ sca tissue) - Mar. 19, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was a prince of a man. We always enjoyed running into him and visiting. He brought communion to Joe’s mom and his visit with her was so greatly appreciated. God bless

Joe and Jane Bauer (Friends) - Mar. 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss. He suffered long enough. The Lord needed a Sheepshead player that isn't afraid to pick the blinds.

Frank & Marlene Schneider (Friends) - Mar. 18, 2020

I have many memories with Paul. Angie and Paul were the best neighbors anyone could ask for. Stop in for a beer sometimes, or just to chat, never ever complaining, always wanting to help with what ever he could. When Pete was fighting his battle with cancer, he would come over and mow our lawn and the only way I knew is because all of a sudden I'd hear the mower, and id look out the window and theres Paul with his wonderful smile, and little wave saying hi. Not long ago he even took the barrels to the end of the road, and back in again, and of course us not knowing it. When things were a little tough for him, we took a meal to them, and the 4 of us sat together to eat and have great conversation, Eugene and Paul always about farming. There are so many good things about Paul and cant think of any bad.He and Angie have raised some awesome children, with respect and caring just like their parents to carry on the love in Paul's heart.
Paul, I will forever remember your beautiful uplifting smile and that twinkle in your eyes, just remember you were LOVED by all, and I miss you already.
(Eugene will miss your asparagus...)

Arlene Stephany (Friend and neighbor) - Mar. 18, 2020

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