Anna "Grace" (Roscoe) Koehler
Anna "Grace" (Roscoe) Koehler, 87, lifelong Superior area resident, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Edgewood Vista in Hermantown. She was born in Staples, Minn., on May 27, 1921, to John A. and Mae (McCann) Roscoe. She graduated from th...
Anna "Grace" (Roscoe) Koehler, 87, lifelong Superior area resident, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Edgewood Vista in Hermantown.
She was born in Staples, Minn., on May 27, 1921, to John A. and Mae (McCann) Roscoe.
She graduated from the former Cathedral High School, devoted mother and wife, "active" volunteer in community, church and school organizations.
Grace married Henry "Bud" Koehler on Dec. 3, 1942, and they celebrated 57 years of marriage before he passed away in 2000.
She was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church and its altar society, the Catholic Daughters of Americas Court 1190 and the Catholic Order of Foresters, Court 372. She also was a member of the BN Vets, BN Employees Club, and the Ladies Elks. She was the past president of the Cathedral Home and School program, former head of the Catholic Junior Foresters Women's Group, and past president of the Superior AARP who personally influenced the onset of the Senior Center. She was also a member of the Kazoo Band.
Grace is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann (Bill) Homewood, Surprise, Ariz.; two sons, Joseph (Laurel) Koehler, Superior, and Robert (Rita) Koehler, Bloomington, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Sue Koehler, Superior; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Meyer, Shari Van Loon, Christopher Homewood, Melissa Egolf, Alycia Dammer, Bethany (JJ) Koehler-Franz, Andrew, Abby, Adam and Anna Koehler; seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Bud" Koehler; and son, David A. Koehler, retired naval commander.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Downs-LeSage Funeral Home and with a CDA Rosary to be held at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church, Superior.
Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Superior.
The family is extremely grateful to the kindness and caring of St. Mary's Hospice and Palliative Care and especially to Director Cindy Bahls and her staff at the Edgewood Vista, Alzheimer's Unit.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 15618 Windrose Lane 100, Hayward, WI 54843 in Anna "Grace" Koehler's memory.