Amos Anthony Ihler

(Veteran)

Amos Anthony Ihler, 86, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at the Jefferson City Manor Care Center. He was born on April 2, 1925, in St. Martins, a son of the late Theodore "Ted" and Minnie Kolde Ihler. Amos was a 1944 graduate of St. Peter's High School. On April 8, 1947, Amos was united in marriage to Mary L. Kauffman, who preceded him in death in 1989. He later married Viola Lepper on October 25, 1997, who survives at the home. Amos served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific, earning the Purple Heart. He was a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW, American Legion, LCI Association, Destroyer Escort Association, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Rural Mail Carriers Association and was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member. He is also survived by his daughter: Mary Jane Forck and her husband Stephen of Taos; three step-children: Sharon Graham and her husband Rick of Eugene, Curt Lepper and his wife Nancy of Eugene, and Lisa Otto and her husband Kevin of St. Anthony; two sisters: Mary Lou Mueller and her husband Tom of Jefferson City, and Helen Hohm and her husband John of Jefferson City; one brother-in-law: Vince Eggen of Jefferson City; three grandchildren: Kathleen Heppermann and her husband Keith, Aaron Forck and Owen Forck and his wife Mary; nine step-grandchildren: Tonya Kliethermes and her husband Doug, Matt Graham and his wife Debbie, Bradley Lepper, Devin Lepper, Denise Lepper, Clinton Otto, Makayla Otto, Hayden Otto and Mason Otto; five great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Wilma Wagers and Edna Eggen; and one infant brother: Lawrence Ihler. Friends will be received from 8:30- 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2011, at the St. Peter's Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with Father J. David Maher officiating. Entombment will follow with full military honors in Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Helias Foundation, St. Peter's Catholic Church or Charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at millardfamilychapels.com

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