Ronnie L. Koehler, 62


Ronnie L. Koehler, 62, of Shawano, met his brother Allen at the gates of Heaven, Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012, at the Appleton Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Ronald Leonard Koehler was born April 30, 1950, in West Bend, a son of Leonard and Ida (Parnitzke) Koehler.

Ronnie attended St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend and later the Shawano High School, graduating in 1970.

Ronnie loved life and lived it to the best of his ability. When he was younger he played the drums. He along with his brother and sisters formed their own polka band, and played at family gatherings. Later, he worked at Lakeland Industries in Shawano. Some of you may remember seeing Ronnie riding down the middle of the road on his three-wheel bike. Ronnie was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Shawano.

In his later years he loved watching or listening to the Brewers, Packers and Badgers, but his true love was eating cheeseburgers, fries, strawberry shakes and ice cream sandwiches. The next time you have one of these items, think of Ronnie. He also loved to play Kings Korner, Uno and other card games.
Ronnie will be greatly missed by many. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Leonard and Ida Koehler of Shawano. His sisters Nancy Koehler of Shawano, Shirley (Randy) Hacker of Shawano; Diane (Bob) Seehafer of Shawano; Sharon (Rick) Nuske of Shawano and Terri (Tom) Watters of Bowler; and his brother Wayne Koehler (special friend, Lori Lawson) of New London. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Allen Koehler.

Funeral services for Ronald L. Koehler will be held on Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano. Pastor Ted Andrada will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service.

Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is in charge of service arrangements.

“The family thanks all of the wonderful caregivers, especially those who read to him, his shopping buddies, house supervisors and his case manager who helped Ronnie live his life to the fullest at Olson House. Also thanks to the staff at the Shawano Medical Center, Theda Care – Shawano and Appleton Medical Center.”