Todd Koehler, born July 28th, 1965 was taken into Heaven
holding his loving wife Sue Strong Koehler on March 3rd, 2020.
He was survived by his parents Ken and Beverly Koehler of
Sheboygan Wisconsin, loving sister Trisha Gorman of
Cookeville, Tn, loving brother Tim Koehler and wife Nancy
Koehler of Cookeville, Tn, loving sister Teri Zarneke and
husband Rick Zarneke of Dallas GA, loving brother Jason
Koehler and wife Carrie Koehler of Madison, Indiana and many
nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts, relatives and friends.
Todd was a valued employee of Integral Automations for 22
years and Metcom Company for 13 years. Todd although he
did not have any children, he loved each of his nieces and
nephews as his own. He enjoyed the outdoors while hiking,
biking, repelling, hunting, boating and fishing on Center Hill
Lake, in addition to photographing all of God’s creation while he
In his spare time he was passionate about time spent with guy
friends nicknamed, Bones, Dingleberry, Thrasher, Rat and
Cobble, while they listened to rock music, cooked/barbecued,
restored vintage automobiles. Todd was also passionate about
his collection of firearms and teaching others how to respect
We as a family are reminded through Todd and Sue’s
departure from this earth into Heaven, what a tornado actually
does to life and structure. We see the destruction to buildings
and never realize what it does to those unprotected from the
debris. Todd and Sue’s life together was firmly grounded in the
foundation of our Lord. We pray as a family that Todd and
Sue’s life continues to remind us daily to know God before we
need him rather than need him and not know him.
Todd adored not only his parents, family, close friends but also
his community. We would like to thank not only Cookeville but
the entire country for the outreach and outpour of continuous
prayers, compassion, concern, and retrieval of numerous
photos and belongings. Although everything Todd worked so
hard at obtaining in material form was destroyed, we know that
Todd’s true love and happiness was found within his heart and
also in the love he shared with his best friend and wife Sue.
Sometimes life just doesn’t make sense. Bad things happen
to good people and we all wonder why. But even in those
moments, some things remain true-God loves you. He has a
plan for your life, you are loved, you are never alone and even
the darkest night must lead to dawn.
Joint memorial services will be held at 6 P.M. on Sunday, March
8, 2020, at the River Community Church, 1200 Miracle Rd.,
Cookeville, TN. The family will receive friends on Sunday at the
church from 3 P.M. – 6 P.M.
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