Nila Arlene Koeller
Nila Arlene Koeller, 88, died Thursday, December 2, 2021 under the care of Compassus Hospice at the House of Dove, Marshfield. She was born December 30, 1932 daughter of the late Edward and Esther (Weise) Hoge. She was raised on the family farm outside of Athens, attended Trinity Lutheran School all 8 grades and then Athens High School. Nila was baptized, confirmed and married all at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens. On June 30, 1951 she married Frank Koeller and he preceded her in death on December 20, 2020. Nila’s first job was at Athens Drug Store until marriage and after having 4 children she worked for 2 years at Hansen Glove Factory and then at the Athens Co-Op for 38 years. She was a member of the Athens Old Timers Band, Trinity choir, the VFW Auxiliary, Red Hatters and a bowling league. She bowled 53 years in the pin busters. Nila also enjoyed making quilts, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Gerald, Karen (Joe) Weiler, Dale (Lynnette) Koeller and Sandra Koeller; special friend of the family Helen, 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, sisters, Violet (Roland) Golz and Luann Thurs. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Sylvester Heier, and brother-in-law, Gordon Thurs.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 10, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens. Rev. Mark Schwalenberg will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, town of Hamburg. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services all at Trinity Lutheran Church, Athens. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com