Faith Koehler, 59 of Peotone

Faith L. Koehler (nee Zlomie), age 59, of Peotone, passed away peacefully after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, March 7, at Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox, with her loving family at her side.

Faith is survived by her parents Al and Jenny (nee Mack) Zlomie, her husband of 36 years, Donald Koehler, her children Matthew (Marissa) Koehler and Jonathan (Rebecca Jawed) Koehler, her grandchildren Braxton and Brayden Koehler, her siblings Ronny Landers, Nola (Joe) Spangler, Alan (Tracy) Zlomie Jr., and Tim (Tina) Zlomie, her mother-in-law Evelyn Koehler, her sister-in-law Carol (Larry) Hawes, her nieces and nephews Jamie Landers, Cheryl Landers, Jeff Landers, Mike (Tracy) Spangler, Ricky Spangler, Jennifer (Dan) Morris, Jake (Erica) Zlomie, Madison (Taylor) Hill, Tori (Jeremy) Bailey, Alex Zlomie, and Steven (Stephanie) Niemann, numerous great nieces and great nephews and her faithful canine companions Roxie, Penny, and Mick.

Faith was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Kate Mack, her paternal grandmother, Marge Zlomie, and her father-in-law Gerald Koehler.

Faith embraced the life of a farmer’s wife, including running the combine. Faith enjoyed many pastimes including riding her golf cart, often with her dogs by her side, playing on her iPad, fine embroidery, gardening vegetables and flowers; she loved all animals and a good book. Above all, Faith took most joy in spending time with her family, especially her grandsons. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services for Faith took place on Saturday, March 11, at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, Manhattan. Per Faith’s wishes, cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Faith’s name to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org/donate would be most appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL, 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com.

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