JEFFREY L. KOEHLINGER, 64, of New Haven, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Vivian and the late Russell Koehl-inger. Jeffrey retired from the Air National Guard in 2003 after 36 years of service as an aircraft maintenance foreman with the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base. His military career started with the 122nd Indiana Air National Guard in Fort Wayne. He was an avid golfer, wood craftsman, NASCAR fan, and enjoyed flying remote controlled aircraft. He is survived by his wife, Gracie Elaine Hill Koehlinger; sons, Kevin (Jessica) of Kennesaw, Ga., Jeffrey of Peyton, Colo.; mother, Vivian Koehlinger of New Haven; brother, Michael (Karen) of New Haven; sister, Judith Keller of Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Ann in 1996. Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Pastor Rick Taylor officiating. Calling also from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors is in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health and Hospice, American Cancer Society or New Haven United Methodist Church. For online condolences please go to

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