Our sweet girl, Guiliana Koehler, 10 years old, passed away late Wednesday night, November 23, 2022, in our home and in our arms. Her 8 month battle with a brain tumor was more than her beautiful body could handle.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Auditorium Ballroom in LaSalle: 109 Wright St. LaSalle, IL. 61301. A short service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville will be assisting the family with arrangements.
Guiliana was born on March 1, 2012 in Spring Valley to Paul and Gina (Gabrielse) Koehler. Survivors include her parents, Paul and Gina of Peru; her younger brother, Kipton; her maternal grandparents, Steve and Judy Gabrielse of Hennepin; her paternal grandparents, Rich and Marcie Koehler of Peru, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Guiliana was the greatest gift and brought so much joy to everyone she met. Her zest for life made every moment with her fun and exciting. Throughout her short life, she had many things that she loved and excelled at. She was a star and was happiest performing for others. Whether it was dancing in her recitals, singing her heart out on stage, or putting on a show on our back steps with our neighbors, Guiliana’s charisma brightened our days.
She was a born leader and her brother would say, a “sassy girl!” Her sass and her strength carried her far and had her fighting every step of the way.
Guiliana was a wonderful athlete and just getting started with her pitching in softball and was our little Miss Hustle on the basketball court. She enjoyed swimming in our pool with friends and tubing on the lake with her brother and cousins. She was creative and artistic. Guiliana loved painting, drawing, and writing. Her beautiful artwork will forever decorate our home.
Guiliana was a party animal! She always had big plans and throughout the last year held some of the best parties with our beloved family, friends, and neighbors. Guiliana had an amazing sense of humor! She was so funny, smart, and witty everyday. She could always make us laugh and never lost her sense of humor. She was quite the card shark and always up for a good game of Rummy, Uno, or Left Right Center. Her competitive spirit and drive took her far in cards and in life. She was adventurous and loved traveling and experiencing new places, people, and activities.
Our HGTV fan loved design and organizing. She was always redecorating spaces in our home. Her last project, her Make-a-Wish, transformed our basement into her special space. In true Guiliana fashion, she made this extensive project come together in record time with the help of family, friends, and amazing community members.
She loved school and everything about it. Last year, she earned a special Kindness Award. Up until the very end, she enjoyed her time as a fifth grader at Parkside where she participated in choir, was the student council vice-president, and earned high honor roll.
Our lives will never be the same now that she is no longer with us. We hold each memory close and treasure each day we had with her. She was such a blessing to us all!
We would love to hear how Guiliana touched your lives too. Please consider bringing a picture you have of her, or writing down your favorite memory of our beautiful girl. We will forever be grateful.
Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com
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