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Nellie "Jean" (Chadwick) Koehler

May 6, 1931 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 88)

Jean Koehler, 88, of Burlington, died at 4:30 pm Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Born May 6, 1931, in Bloomfield, IA, she was the daughter of Levi and Ruth Christy Chadwick. On March 22, 1953, she married Harry James Koehler in Burlington, Iowa. He passed October 3, 1991.

Jean worked for Sylvania for 20 years, Lehigh Leopold for 20 years, and Daisiannas for 10 years.

Jean was a member of St. Francis Auxiliary, YWCA, Church Circle and Moose. She loved ceramics, woodcarving, painting, making bird pins and gardening. She enjoyed refinishing furniture and repairing just about anything. 

Survivors include her son, James (Becky) Koehler of Burlington; daughter, Patti (Steve) Koehler Sorensen of Bettendorf, IA; six grandchildren; five great-grandchidlren and one on the way; two sisters, Joyce Pence of Bloomfield, IA and Joann Hunter of Seymour, IA; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Martin S. Chadwick, Carl Chadwick, Robert Chadwick and John Chadwick, five sisters, Doris Spurgeon, Mary Lee Lyons, Judith Chadwick, Jeanette Chadwick, and Alice Harden.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home. 

The funeral service for Jean will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor David Yonker and Reverend Brooke Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the fellowship hall at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) following the burial. 

Memorials have been established for the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Burlington Care Center.

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