Doris L. Koehl


Doris L. Koehl, formerly of Victoria, passed away Monday, June 25, at the age of 91. She was born December 13, 1926 in Pine River, Minn. to the late Adolph Jacob and Iva Fern Burley Dunnell. Doris was a devoted wife to her husband of 65 years and a loving mother while continuing to work as an RN in Kountze and Victoria where the family lived. Even after retirement from nursing, Doris wasn’t ready to slow down. She stayed busy volunteering with the Lutheran Church Women collecting items for those in need all over the world, worked at VCAM, participated in the Stephens Ministry, and was involved in other community based ministries.

One of Doris’ favorite past times was genealogy. She loved researching family history, recording her findings and then writing a Koehl history book.

Doris is survived by her spouse, Rawley Robert Koehl; children, Cheryl Meadows and husband Bill, of Gonzales, Cynthia Adcock and husband Carroll, of Temple, Bradley Koehl and wife Mary, of Belton, and Celeste Johnson of Greenville, S.C.; brother, Arthur Dunnell and wife Mona, of The Villages, Fla., and sister-in-law Elaine Dunnell of Victoria. Doris adored her 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings, Arlyn and husband Guy B. Ridenhour, Vernon and wife Chely Dunnell, Gladys and husband Elmo Bergeron, and Jimmy Dunnell.

Visitation will be Friday, June 29, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at Christ the Victor Lutheran Church with Rev. Cheryl Kester-Schmidt and Rev. Heath Abel officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Christ the Victor Lutheran Church, 202 Stanly Street, Victoria, Texas, 77904.

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