Cheryl M. Koehler

June 29, 1954 - May 7, 2023
Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Friday 6/16, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cheryl M. Koehler passed away suddenly on May 7, 2023 at the age of 68. She was the daughter of Raymond and Dorothy Koehler. Cheryl obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, following her mother’s footsteps. Her career as a nurse spanned 45 years including 34 years as a Cardiovascular ICU nurse where she caredContinue Reading

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Diane & Jim Duwel left a message on June 18, 2023:
We were Cheryl’s next door neighbors in Waukesha since 2016. We could not have had a better neighbor than Cheryl! She always had a smile, was always available to help out, or share a laugh! We have been out of state since last fall for medical reasons, and were so shocked and sad when we heard of her passing. I wish we could have attended her service. Cheryl, I hope you are floating on a heavenly raft and enjoying the place God has surely prepared for you! We will miss you terribly, and Snuffy will miss seeing her “favorite neighbor!”
Charity left a message on June 16, 2023:
In memory of Cheryl M. Koehler, Charity lit a candle
Cheryl Zywicki left a message on June 16, 2023:
I will miss all the plans we were starting to talk about. Just remember every time I am in my rocking chair looking at a beautiful scene I will be thinking of you
Linda Kneepkens Smithlin left a message on June 12, 2023:
John, Kay and Butch, You have my deepest sympathy. I was stunned when I heard about Cheryl’s passing, as I am sure you all were as well. I loved seeing photos of her on FB….always had that beautiful smile. I also have great memories of visiting your family up north…to us city kids, the field between Grandma Koehler’s place and yours seemed like a city block! I also recall visiting in Fondy. I hope you can find peace knowing she is once again with your mom and dad. Love and hugs… Linda
Colleen Rosenberger left a message on June 1, 2023:
Cheryl, your infectious kindness will never be forgotten. I will cherish all the wonderful memories of our adventures together. You will be missed. Colleen
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Linda Kneepkens Smithlin left a message on May 25, 2023:
John, Kay and Butch, I am so very sad to have learned of Cheryl’s untimely death. I have great memories of my family visiting yours both up north, in Fondy and when you visited at my folks house in Kaukauna. I will keep you all in my prayers and in my heart. Love, Linda
Mark Koehler left a message on May 23, 2023:
I have always enjoyed spending time with you. We have created a lot of fond memories together.
Claire Elsesser left a message on May 23, 2023:
Cheryl Koehler was an outstanding nurse who left a legacy during her nursing career. Cheryl provided excellent care to countless patients & families during her 34 years in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. She earned the respect of colleagues through her ability to care for the most complex patients. As a preceptor for new nurses & a role model for experienced nurses, Cheryl’s influence helped many to develop critical thinking skills & a high level of practice. Cheryl willingly stepped up to assist with many aspects of formal education in CVICU. She learned numerous ventricular assist devices & partnered with team members to train nursing staff to manage the complexities of this care. In addition, Cheryl assisted with organizing & implementing annual competency reviews. Cheryl embraced technology as she navigated numerous computerized patient record applications over the years. No doubt her mastery of this technology & passion for education influenced her transition to a clinical informatics educator. I remember a moment with Cheryl as she struggled to write a narrative during transition to a new career model. In her humble opinion, she didn’t see the powerful gift in her own story. The end result was the story of an extraordinary nurse who provided the highest level of care in her daily practice. Cheryl was truly a nursing leader who was well respected by all for her clinical knowledge & contributions to nursing practice. Claire Elsesser, Former CVICU CNS
Tracey Scott left a message on May 23, 2023:
Your kindness and friendship will be missed.
Charity Pillar left a message on May 22, 2023:
I will miss your smile, Cheryl.
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