Douglas Wohler

Douglas Wohler

Douglas Wohler

Douglas Lee Wohler, 59, of Elk Point, passed away on Jan. 20, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, IA.

A visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2014, at the Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point with Rev. Erik Olson officiating.

A committal ceremony will be held at a later date.

Douglas was born on April 19, 1954, in Sioux Falls, to Norman and Rheta “Mickey” (Schmeyer) Wohler.

He married the love of his life, Tammy Spicer, on Nov. 19, 1977, and the two remained happily married for 36 years.

Douglas worked as a welder and was very skilled at his trade. He spent time working for both Aladdin and Load King.

In his free time Douglas had a wide range of hobbies to keep him busy. He loved music of all kinds, especially The Beatles. He was a dedicated sports fan who cheered on the Dallas Cowboys and watched every NASCAR race he could. He was a man who found the lighter side of every situation and loved to laugh. When situations were too serious he often found his way out to his woodworking shop. He loved working with his hands and was known to take on woodworking projects of all sorts.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Tammy Wohler of Elk Point; his children, Robert (Miranda) Wohler of Vermillion, and Amy (James) Koeppe of Elk Point; his parents, Norman and Mickey (Schmeyer) Wohler of Sioux Falls; his aunt, Cheryl (Mac) McElroy of Sioux Falls; and his grandchildren, Austin Hand, Chance Koeppe, Alexander Wohler and Christopher Wohler.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lorin Wohler; his son, Marcus Wohler; and his granddaughter, Payton Hand.

Services were entrusted to the Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point.

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