Vince Koehler Obituary - Funeral and Visitation Times Vincent D Koehler Sr.
November 23, 1939 - May 11, 2005
Vince Koehler, at the age of 65 peacefully passed away on May 11, 2005 while at home with his wife and family. Vince waged a battle against cancer for the past two years, and defied the odds through a courageous will to live and the prayers of many.
The visitation will be at McGilley funeral home on 123rd and State Line on Sunday from 3:00 - 6:00. The funeral will be at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Roeland Park at 51st and Mission Road at 11:00 AM on Monday.
In 1992 when Vince suffered from cardiac arrest, a courageous young man by the name of Jason Warrick found Vince and performed CPR to keep him alive. Police officer Mike Ember aided Jason. The family is forever grateful for the time we've had to experience Vince's life journey through 2005 where fourteen grandchildren got to know and fall in love with their grandpa.
Vince went to Visitation Grade School, Rockhurst High School, Rockhurst College, and UMKC where he earned his MBA. Always striving to be the best in his career, Vince was recognized for his unbelievable work as a member of the Ambassador Club at B.F. Ascher Company, and the Presidents Club of ADP.
Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus John Roe Council, Breakfast at 8:00 Club, Sertoma Club, Honorary Directors of Rockhurst College, Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Science Fiction & Fantasy Club, KC Film Society, and KC Film Critics Circle. Vince served on the school board of St. Agnes and Scout Cub Master 1977 - 1986 where he was awarded the Pelican, a Catholic adult leader award.
Vince's passion for movies and the arts was incredible. His passion was lived out as a movie critic where he served as a co-producer of Entertainment Spectrum a show on American Cablevision, and with the Johnson County Gazette where he wrote weekly columns that included reviews of movies, theater, restaurants, and travel. Even though Vince was severely ill, he wrote his column up to the last hours of his life and the columns can also be found on his website at www.entertainmentspectrum.comVince will always be remembered for his cartoons that are mailed out each Christmas season that framed his beloved family and friends within a movie set where his imagination could describe his love for everyone.
Vince was proceeded in death by his Mother and Father Dr. William and Olive Koehler, his brother Jack Koehler, his sisters Mary Katherine Elwell and Betty Kopp, and his wife's parents Gerald and Rosetta Altman.
Survivors include: His beloved wife Marieann Koehler who was the love of his life. Vince and Marieann were inseparable and the love between them could be seen in their actions to serve each other and in the sparkle of each of their eyes when their eyes met. His brother Dr. William Koehler Jr., his Brother-In-Law Deacon George Kopp who basically acted as his father after his own dad's death at age 5, daughter Gerry McGraw and husband Chris, daughter Mary Kay Mitchell and husband John, son Vince Jr. and wife Brenda, son Paul and wife Renee, son John and fiancé Kimberly Miller. Grandchildren Jeff, Michael, Danny, Mark, Alex, Reagan, Mallie, Bailey, Alicia, Brittney, Abigail, John, Natalie and Lucia.
The family suggests donations to the following:
- Kansas City Hospice
10100 W. 87th Str,
O.P. KS 66212
- Vitae Caring Foundation
PO Box 791,
Jefferson City MO 65102-0791
- Rockhurst High School
- Rockhurst University
- St. Agnes Catholic Church of Roeland Park
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