Richard Kelly Koegle | Obituary


Richard Kelly Koegle was born on February 1, 1947 in Newark, OH and the Lord called him home on December 23, 2021. He is predeceased by his father and mother, Wilson and Kathleen Koegle. Dick, as his friends and family called him, is survived by the love of his life, his incredible wife, Kathie; his son Vince with his wife Laura and their children Aaron, Marissa, Exauce and Elijah; her daughter Kelly Wagner, her husband Robert and her grandson Edwin. He is also survived by a twin brother, Bob, brothers Jim, John and Joe as well as sisters Liz and Kathi.

After proudly serving in the United States Army, he spent his entire professional career at State Farm which saw him relocate to the great state of Texas where he would live a life that would be considered excellent on every level. He had a contagious zest for life. At State Farm, he was known as “the guy from the blue sky”. He had a big smile and a handshake for everyone. Whatever he did, he did it with passion… and man, did he do stuff! He’s been president of the Breakfast Lions Club, president of the local United Way, a Blue Coat room, co-founder (along with his closest friend, John Payne) of the Gruene Music Fest… and the list goes on. He loved the Lord and was very involved in his church… helping to develop a fundraising campaign that would eventually be used by other churches. He had a passion to protect the lives of unborn children. He loved to fish. He enjoyed traveling with Kathie in their motorhome. He loved his family… and the joy they gave him was immeasurable. He was amazed that an “Ohio farm boy” could live such a life. He will be dearly missed, but the best parts of him will live on in his family and the treasured memories of his friends.

Visitations will be held at Lux Funeral Home on Thursday January 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Holy Rosary starting at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Church on Friday January 14 at 10:00 a.m. with visit at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Foundation at or to Hope Hospice at

For everyone’s safety, masks will be mandatory and other measures may be put in place for these gatherings.


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