Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Max Koehler

Max I. Koehler, age 15 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away Thursday morning, November 26, 2020, at 6:49 AM at Evelyn’s House – BJC Hospice in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Max was born December 7, 2004 in Marion, Illinois.

He is survived by: his adoptive parents – Charlie and Rita Johnson, his brother – Drew Koehler, his father – Justin Koehler, and his grandfather – Bob Koehler.  

Max was a member of the Vienna High School sophomore class.  He was a graduate of the Vienna Grade School, where he had been a member of the BETA Club.

Max had a passion for technology.  He enjoyed working and playing on computers and gaming.  Max was also a gifted debater.  He enjoyed driving and was looking forward to getting his driver’s license.

Max is remembered as a loving and compassionate person.  When the leap day tornado of 2012 devastated parts of  Harrisburg and Saline County, Max asked his parents if he could donate the entire contents of his piggy bank to help because, as he said, “they needed it more than he did.”

A private service honoring Max Koehler was held.

Donations in Max’s memory are suggested to  Evelyn’s House (BJC Hospice), 1000 North Mason Road, Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141.

To share a memory of Max or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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