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Gary L. Kohlmeyer

Gary L. Kohlmeyer, 77, of Eau Claire, passed away early Sunday morning, July 16, 2023, at Butler Memorial Hospital following an illness.

He was born in Grove City on March 20, 1946. He was the son of the late R. M. "Buss" and Lucille Ekis Kohlmeyer.

Gary was a graduate of Moniteau High School and Slippery Rock State College (now University) with a bachelor's degree in education. He did post-graduate work there as well. He was employed by Moniteau School District for nearly forty years and served as an assistant football coach for several seasons. In addition to teaching, he enjoyed farming the Kohlmeyer farm in Venango Township most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, reading, especially information on the Civil War, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Boozel whom he married on May 10, 1969. His daughter: Karie (Jason) Saler of Hamburg, NY. His two sons: Greg (Roberta) Kohlmeyer of Boyers; and Brad Kohlmeyer of Boyers. Left to cherish his memory are eight grandchildren: Brody; Peyton; Nicholas; Jesse; Madison; Landon Kohlmeyer, Lincoln, and Finnen Saler. He is also survived by sister-in-law Ann Kohlmeyer of Hilliards, as well as nieces and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Dennis M. Kohlmeyer.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm-7 pm Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home in Eau Claire at 201 S. Washington St., where funeral service will follow visitation. Private interment will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at the Eau Claire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude Cancer Research Center for Children.

The Kohlmeyer family would like to extend their gratitude to all of those who have given their love and support to our family during the past year and a half, as well as the oncology nurses. It is all much appreciated and has not gone unnoticed.

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