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Obit: Lucille M. Koehler, 76, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008, in her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Marguerite Walters Shellenberger and the late William Harold Muschlitz. She was the widow of Elwood Forrest "Bud" Koehler, and the companion of many years of Robert Reitz. She was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1949. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother with a generous heart. She enjoyed going to dinner theater, movies, playing cards with friends and family, and shopping for gifts. Lucille was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. In addition to her companion; sons, Larry E. and his wife Sherry of Tatamy, Gary A. and his wife Susan of Bethlehem, and Perry L. and his wife Paula of Greenville, SC; daughters, Linda I. Tarbox and her husband William of Emmaus, Wanda M. Finelli and her husband Patrick of Bethlehem, and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Koehler, wife of the late Barry J., of Topton; brother, Herbert Shellenberger of Bethlehem; sisters, Joanne Shurgala in New Jersey, Mary Gore in Texas, Connie Beahm of Bethlehem, and Jean Wolfe of Allentown; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Along with her son Barry, Lucille was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Robyn and two brothers, Paul and Donald. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 27, in the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St, Bethlehem. There are no public calling hours. Donations may be made to West Bethlehem Emergency Food Pantry, c/o Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 514 Third Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
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Koehler, Barry J. Obit: Barry J. Koehler, 43, of Mertztown, PA died Friday, December 10, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Stephanie (Batz) Koehler. They were married for 21 years last May.A graduate of Muhlenburg College, he was a senior research specialist at Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, PA for 20 years.Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Lucille M. (Muschlitz) Koehler of Bethlehem and the late Elwood F. Koehler.He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton, PA and a member of its council in the early 1990s. Survivors: Wife and mother; sons, Bradley J. and Joseph B., and a daughter, Emily M., all at home; sisters, Linda, wife of William Tarbox of Emmaus, PA and Wanda, wife of Patrick Finelli of Bethlehem, and brothers, Larry E. of Tatamy, PA, Perry L. of Greenville, SC, and Gary A. of Bethlehem, PA.Services: 10 AM Wednesday in the church. Call 7-8 PM Tuesday, Ludwick Funeral Rome, 25 E. Weis St., Topton, PA.Contributions: Church memorial fund. 13 Dec 1999 Unknown Friend of Free Genealogy
Koehler, Elwood Forrest "Bud" Obit: Elwood F. "Bud" Koehler, 61, of Bethlehem, died Thursday in St. Luke's Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mrs. Lucille M. Muschlitz Koehler. They celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary last November.Koehler owned and operated the Koehler Sheet Metal, Bethlehem, for the past 14 years. He was previously employed at the Burkholder and the former Brandt Heating and Air Conditioning companies, Bethlehem.Born in Hanover Township, Northampton County, he was the son of Mary S. Ritter Koehler of Hanover Township and the late Forrest Koehler. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where he was a former captain of the dart baseball team. Koehler was a member of the Hellertown American Legion, Post #397 and the Northend Wanderers Athletic Association, Bethlehem. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict.In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Linda I. Tarbox of Emmaus and Mrs. Wanda M. Finelli of Bethlehem; four sons, Larry E. of Tatamy, Gary A. of Bethlehem, Barry J. of Topton, and Perry L. of Greer, SC; three brothers, Ronald P. of Trooper, Mongomery County, Donald M., Gerald P., and Richard D., all of Bethlehem,; and 15 grandchildren.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the church with the Rev. Robert C. Leith officiating. Call 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. Burial will be in Macada (Altona) Cemetery, Bethlehem. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 514 3rd Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018. 21 Jul 1989
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Koehler, Lucille Mary "Lucy" (Muschlitz) 26 Dec 2008 Unknown Friend of Free Genealogy
Kuntz, Daughter An eight-year-old daughter of David Kuntz of Breinigsville, Lehigh county on Thursday morning hastened the kitchen fire with the coal oil can and yesterday afternoon she joined the army gone before. She was horribly burned, and death came as a release from inconceivable sufferings. 12 Jul 1879
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Bethlehem Daily Times
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Vicki Hartman
Kuntz, Mrs. Joseph Suicide - On Monday of last week, the wife of Joseph Kuntz, (born Rupp) of Weisenburg, residing about two miles from Seipstown, Lehigh county, committed suicide by hanging herself in the garret of the house. The deceased was about 53 years of age, and committed the act on account of a quarrelsome disagreement with her husband because of his selling the currants on the bushes in the yard to a neighbor, and who had sent on a person to pick them. This so vexed her that she wtraightway procedded into the house and committed the deed, her husband being at the time in the yard picking cherries. 31 Jul 1867
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Bethlehem Daily Times
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Vicki Hartman

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