Obit: Kohel, Eugene Lloyd (1925 - 1948)
Surnames: Kohel, Parker, Yaehrling
----Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wis.) Thur., 12 Feb. 1948
Kohel, Eugene Lloyd (6 July 1925 - 9 Feb. 1948)
S/Sgt. Eugene Lloyd Kohel, 22, the son of Andrew Kohel, Auburndale, who was killed Mon. in an auto accident at El Toro, Cal., will be conducted at 10:30 Sat.morning at the station chapel at Santa Ana, Cal., according to word received by his father from navy headquarters at Great Lakes.
Burial will be in Golden State National cemetery at San Bruno, Cal.
Sgt. Kohel, a veteran of five years service in the U.S. Marine Corps, was born July 6, 1925 at Arpin, and lived at Stratford for two years prior to his enlistment in the Marines in August, 1942.
After training at San Diego and in Chicago, he was assigned to Cherry Point, N.C. in 1943 and was married there to Miss Ann Parker August 7, 1944. He was the father of a son, Eugene, Jr., born December 28, 1946.
Sgt. Kohel saw service in Japan in September and October, 1945, and reenlisted in the Marines in 1946. He had been stationed since then at El Toro.
In addition to his wife and son, who lived at Santa Ana, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ida Yaehrling, Irby, Wash,; his father Andrew; three brothers, Kenneth, Spokane, Wash.; Pfc. Andrew Kohel, Jr., stationed with the army of occupation in Austria; and James, Irby, Wash.; three sisters, Eileen and Marilyn, Irby, Wash.; and Mrs. V. C. Gibson, Santa Ana, Cal.
His grandmother, Ida Luepke, Arpin, also survives.
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