Cheryl M. Koehler
June 29, 1954 - May 7, 2023
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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 cared…

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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.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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