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Mernelda "Char" Koehler

January 06, 1944 - July 10, 2022


Mernelda "Char" Koehler

January 06, 1944 - July 10, 2022


Obituary For Mernelda "Char" Koehler

Mernelda “Char” Koehler, age 78, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Char was born on January 6, 1944, to Robert and Mernelda Meyer in Madison, WI.
Char worked at Oscar Mayer for 24 years, retiring in 1998. Char enjoyed all outdoor activities including snowmobiling, boating, yard games and swimming. Char also loved to shop (never said no to shopping), going to the casino and playing cards, especially euchre.
Char is survived by her son, Bob Koehler: siblings, Bob Meyer, Ada Rose, Sara Strain, Glenann Yahnke, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with the Funeral Service starting 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave Madison, WI. Burial will take place at 11:30 am on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Highland Memory Gardens, 3054 County Road BB in Cottage Grove, WI.
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20 Jul


04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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20 Jul

Funeral Service

07:00 PM - 07:45 PM

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21 Jul


11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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  • 07/21/2022

    Sorry for your loss. Char always had a smile on her face. Joni Schwenn Morrison

  • 07/20/2022

    Koehler Family: If you had Char for a friend, you had a true friend. She was so thoughtful, and kind to others, not a selfish bone in her body. She was a beautiful soul, we truly lost a living angel. Thoughts and Prayers to the family. Phyllis Fowler/Howard Ostrem

  • 07/18/2022

    So sorry for your loss. Char was a beautiful person. We had a lot of fun working at Oscar's. A lot of memories at family gatherings.

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