Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI


William H. "Billy" Koehler

October 19, 1959November 21, 2019
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William H. "Billy" Koehler, 60, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at home. He was born in Wayne, Michigan on October 19, 1959, to William H. "Bill" and Patricia (nee: Koch) Koehler. He was a 1977 graduate of Garden City High School. He was self-employed first in a van conversion and truck accessories business and later in the home improvement and construction industry. Billy enjoyed all things that were outdoors, including primarily boating, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting and splitting wood. He adored his grandchildren and spending time with them doing what they enjoyed. One of Billy's favorite places was Cricket Cove near Torch Lake with his love Jill Parrino.

In addition to Jill, Billy is is survived by daughters, Maggie (Jason) Huntoon and Abby (Matt) Swiec; "This is all the son I could have asked for", Danny Koehler; father, Bill Koehler; brother-in-law, Pat Flannery; grandchildren, Jameson, Blake, and McKenna. Also survived by his children's mother, Dee Koehler. Billy was pre-deceased by his mother, Patricia Koehler and sisters, Beth (Al) Bullock and Patty Flannery.

Friends may visit on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152. Visitation on Tuesday November 26, will be from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy of Billy may be shared at his online guestbook.


  • Visitation Monday Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday Tuesday, November 26, 2019


William H. "Billy" Koehler

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Jen Taylor

November 25, 2019

The Taylor girls have so many great memories of "Uncle Billy". He was always so gracious. I have missed our little chats and laughs that we would have; he always made sure that everyone was doing well, and he was always willing to lend a hand. The girls loved that the Koehler garage was always open to them; they would go over and help themselves to the never-ending supply of chips while Billy would look on with a smile.

There are so many great memories to look back upon: enjoying Horseshoe Lake, bonfires, golf, and neighborhood gatherings. We will forever cherish all of these great memories that were made with Billy and friends on Horseshoe.

Billy will be so missed as he was loved by so many.

The Taylor Girls: Jen, Brionna, Eveliina, and Annika

Jack & Kathy Linehan

November 25, 2019

34 years of friendship with a very special man we won't forget. You can rest now and see a lot of people you haven't seen in a long time in heaven. There is no more suffering or tears of sadness. It takes a very special man to have the friends you do and the love they feel for you. Rest in Peace and Love.

Jenna Daniels

November 25, 2019

I have many fond memories of Uncle Bill (or as we sometimes called him “Uncle Bucko”). I remember going for boat rides and him endlessly towing us around the lake in tubes, while we kids had the best time. I loved cruising the Houghton Lake area with Abby and Uncle Bill in his truck. We would play music and I thought we were pretty cool I won’t lie. We had a lot of laughs (i.e, “Navajo Bob’s”). He was a very social and kind man and always threw the best lake parties. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Terri McDonagh

November 24, 2019

I will always remember how sweet Billy was. He always seemed so happy to be were ever he was.
When ever Bill came over our house he would ask if there was something he could do.
Ken and I will miss you very much Bill, you were a true gentlemen.

Joan Fleszar

November 24, 2019

The first time I met Bill, David brought him over to play. They were both 8 years old. Bill was such a nice boy. He was always such a hard worker, as a young boy always working in the yard and as a grown man. Bill always called me “mom” and when he did, he would have a gleam in his eye that turned into a tear rolling down his cheek. Such a wonderful father and grandfather. We will miss you Bill. Love “Mom”
(Joan Fleszar)

Karen Albright kyle

November 24, 2019

Love you billy boy. You will be so missed.

Mark Higgins

November 22, 2019

Miss you already Bro. RIP

Vicki Higgins

November 22, 2019

I will always cherish the smile Billy always had for everyone. We will miss him. RIP our dear friend.

Kristopher Simonian

November 22, 2019

When I heard the news of Bills death, it hit me hard. We went to school together, played football together, and had good fun times together. He made us laugh, and was part of a group of friends that always were up to something, sometimes good, sometimes not so good but nothing to bad.

As with all friends from our youth, time passed and we all went our separate ways but always holding those times in our hearts and minds as some of the best times of our lives. Carefree and filled with dreams of the future.

We have lost a few of our friends of our youth, with each passing comes a reminder to cherish all of our days. Bill, loved his family and was a good father and grandfather. The lessons we learned as kids served him well as a man. The world will miss one of our gang but he will live on in each one of us, until the day comes when we all meet again. Rest in Peace my Friend.

Kristopher and Renee Simonian


November 22, 2019

You were a friend and have been missed since you moved.
I appreciate that you took me under your wing and helped get me started bow hunting many years ago.
Rest in peace.
Gail and I will think of you when we see your kids.
Maggie, Abby, and Dan, Gail and I are sorry for your loss.