LaSalle News Tribune | LaSalle, IL
 
close
Due to weather related issues, in some areas there may be delayed deliveries of your Monday issue of the NewsTribune.
If road conditions are severe enough, your delivery person may not be able to deliver your NewsTribune at all on Monday.
In this case, your Monday edition will be delivered with your Tuesday newspaper.
We ask you to be understanding for the safety of our carriers.

You can view Tuesday's newspaper online at http://newstribonline.com
 


home : obituaries : obituaries   June 25, 2016

11/5/2013 10:58:00 AM
James Gehler
Mr. Gehler
+ click to enlarge
Mr. Gehler
NT Staff




James G. Gehler, 79, of Springfield, formerly of Ottawa, died Nov. 1, 2013, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Ottawa, with the Rev. Greg Busboom and the Rev. Ladd Sonnenberg of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield officiating.

Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services Wednesday in the church. Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa, is in charge of arrangements.

Jim was born July 14, 1934, in Watertown, Wis., to Gilbert and Leata (Menz) Gehler. He married Barbara (Thorson) Freise on April 6, 1963, in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota.

At the time of his passing, he was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Springfield.
Jim was a graduate of Mendota High School. He served in the U.S. Army 1957-59 as a guided missile maintenance technician in the Los Angeles area. In 1963, Jim graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He was a 38-year employee of Illinois Department of Transportation, a member of Transportation Research Board, chairman of pavement maintenance and 2005 Man of the Year for Illinois Asphalt Paving Association.

Jim was always active in his community, serving as a past president of Toastmasters (Ottawa), vice president of West Point Parent Club of Illinois, chairman of the Starved Rock district of the W.D. Boyce Council of Boy Scouts of America and past church council president of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottawa.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Kent (Edie) Freise; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Gehler; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Paisley and Stanley (Sandee) Gehler; one brother-in-law, Milt Austin; a sister-in-law, Frieda Gehler; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Randal; a sister, Betty Austin; and a brother, William Gehler.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Springfield’s memorial or endowments funds or St. John’s Hospice at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.






Related Links:
• Local Florists



Login to your account:
  Username:
  Password:
Remember me
Login reminder
  If you'd like to comment on this article, please log in or click here to subscribe.


 

Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE






Where Are They Now? Henry's Lee Piccinelli
Updated: 6/24/2016 11:28:00 PM
For the Record (6-25-16): Newstip, Police Reports, Marriage Licenses
Updated: 6/24/2016 9:58:00 PM
Venezuelan crisis hits home in the Illinois Valley
Was it sex assault or murder-for-hire?
Torres' case moves toward jury trial
'We probably could have sold 150-200 more banners'


Illinois Valley Events
<
June
>
SMTWTFS
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    



Photo GalleryVideo LibraryMagazinesDealsAbout UsAP Terms of UseAdvertise With UsExtra Content


Copyright 2016 NewsTribune, LaSalle, Illinois. All rights reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved