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Kenneth Kimball Koehler was born on April 9, 1934 in Burns Township, rural Elk River, Minn. His parents were the late Henry and Dora (Nickerson) Koehler. Kenneth attended Country School District 45 in Burns Township and graduated from Elk River High School in 1952. From December 15, 1952 to October 11, 1958 he served honorably in the United States Air Force. After serving, he was employed by Western Electric in California until 1958, when he returned to Elk River and worked at Greenberg's Implement in Nowthen. He was then employed by Control Data in Minneapolis until 1973. Kenneth then moved to Pine Lake Township in New York Mills and farmed with his brother, Earl, until his retirement.

Kenneth passed away on July 19, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. at the age of 80.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters: Irene Stelten, Grace Hovind and Mona Augustson; and his brothers: William, Carl, Donald, Harold and Earl Koehler.

He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Koehler of Perham; and his brothers: Howard (Marlette) Koehler of St. Anthony, Minn., Boyd Koehler of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Robert (Virginia) Koehler of Elk River, along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements are with the Karvonen Funeral Home of New York Mills. Please visit to leave a message of comfort and support for Kenneth's family.