Lucille Hanz Koehler

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Lucille Hanz Koehler, a lifelong resident of New Braunfels, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in New Braunfels at the age of 84. Born on August 16, 1937 in New Braunfels, she was the daughter of the late Edwin A. and Emilie (Ewelling) Hanz. She received a Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University and was a teacher at Canyon High school, teaching typing, bookkeeping and shorthand. After the birth of her son, she was a homemaker for a number of years before re-entering the work force as Legal Secretary at a Law Office. Throughout those years, Lucille always made time to volunteer as needed at the First Protestant Church of New Braunfels. Some of her Volunteer services included serving communion, teaching Sunday School, and quilting with the Flying Fingers group. She was a gifted seamstress and loved to crochet and handcrafted beautiful blankets that she gifted to her family. She was a devoted grandmother, always showing up to her granddaughter’s elementary school events, and teaching them how to crochet, needlepoint, and bake. During the summers, she would often take her granddaughters to Landa Park to ride the train, swim in the springfed pool, and feed the squirrels. Lucille is survived by her son, Udo Edwin "Ed" Koehler and his wife Sharon, and two granddaughters, Shelby Allison and Kailyn Lucille. In addition to her parents, Lucille was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Udo A. Koehler who passed away in 2002, as well as brother Edwin E. Hanz, and sister Mary Ann Anderson. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00-9:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

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  1. I grew up in Preiss Heights, my mom was a good friend of your mom, we lived in the first house on the right, spent many a day at your parents house, your mom had a rag doll I loved to play with it had two different heads, the dress covered one if you flipped it one way it was one doll and if you turned it upside down it was another. She was a wonderful lady and I know she will missed. Loren Schaefer Scholl

  2. Wow I am sorry to learn of Lucillie’s passing. My sincere condolences to the immediate and extended family. May God bless her and all of you now and forever. Peace be with us all.

  3. Two of some of the best years of my life were spent living with Lucille and Udo in my high school years. Lucille was not only my short hand teacher and cheer leader sponsor but a second mom to me in those years. We cooked together because at that time cooking was not her favorite thing. (She would grade papers and I would cook).. She made my school clothes for me and the most beautiful prom dresses. She was an excellent seamstress. She tried to teach me how to sew but I was not a good student. (I just didn’t have the patience.) She took me to all the basketball games when I was a cheerleader and all my choir rehearsals and drama events. After I graduated we continued to stay in touch and when I got married I married a Koehler (no relation) and when I got pregnant she called me and told me she got pregnant. We both had boys! I’m so glad we kept in touch through the years. I celebrated my 50th class reunion a few years ago and she came. She sat and told all of my shenanigans Lol… The last time I saw her was right before Covid.. I loved her dearly…She will be greatly missed in my heart..❤️

  4. She was the finest example of timeless grace, strength and faith. Her legacy of generosity and kindness remains.

  5. So very sorry to hear of Lucille’s passing. She kept books for us for many years. I always enjoyed visiting with her and seeing all her hand-crafts. RIP Lucille. I’m sure she is with Shadow and her many cats.

  6. Lucille was such a good person. Her love of cats, quilting and crochet was evident each time I visited her. She was kind and smart. She prepared my taxes for many years. She was great to be around. She will be dearly missed. Peace and love to the family.

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