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Harry W. Koogler passes 2-9-09

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It is with great sadness that I'm informing the family of the passing of a great shooter/sportsman. The following is a cut and paste from the Berllefontaine (Ohio) Examiner newspaper.

Harry W. Koogler

Harry W. Koogler, age 66 of Knoxville, TN passed away suddenly, Monday, February, 9, 2009 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a 1960 graduate of DeGraff High School, was of the Methodist faith and a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in the Marble Head-Port Clinton Region of Ohio. Harry was an avid trap, skeet and sporting clay enthusiast, winning numerous awards in his younger years as a member of the National Trap and Shooting Team. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Lawrence Koogler, first wife, Betty Koogler and brother in law, Fred Kishler. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Ann Koogler; sister, Susan Kishler; uncle and aunt Leland and Ruth Lawrence; mother in law, Irene Wilder; brother in law and sister in law, Steve and Brenda Wilder; nephews, Fred Kishler, Mark (Sheila) Kishler, Eric (Jen) Wilder, Greg (Julie) Wilder; and great nephew, Billy Wilder. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN 37919 or the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley 6720 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 or the rescue group of your choice. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff with graveside services scheduled for Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff, with the Rev. Julia L. Ronngren officiating. Condolences may be expressed at

Stand down Harry W. Koogler, mission accomplished, job well done. Rest in peace.

JB=Jerry Beach 8503917