Michael (Mike, Koegle, Kegs, Whoadi, etc) W. Koegle was the kindest, funniest and most selfless person I know. He was always available to talk to, ensured everyone was having a good time and went well out of his way to do so. Mike was a person so full of life and spontaneity and had a smile that was incredibly infectious he always was the brightest star in every room he walked into. Sales was Mike's forte. During college he worked a video store wheeling and dealing half off cards and led the region in sales. After college, he worked for a major telecommunications company and while he worked most of his days following a script, he always found ways to make things personal and appeased all who he talked to. Before Mike's passing he worked for STERIS, a leading provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services. It was an understatement that Mike loved his job. Although he was a newer colleague he always educated me on what he was doing at work. He invested a lot of time into researching facilities and figuring out how they could benefit from different products. Although he was an inside sales representative, he took time into following up with clients and potential clients and was timely when building quotes for outside sales representatives. That is the type of person Mike was. He did everything with 100% effort that he put his mind too.
Besides work, Mike was a Cleveland sports fanatic. He regularly attended Cavs, Indians, Browns, and even Monsters games. He would be considered by all the Cleveland sports Megafan. According to his Twitter page he was "a major sports buff and a super fan of Cleveland sports". His friends always relied on Mike for updates or news regarding sports. This was mainly due to the fact that Mike new things before major sports outlets publicized it. He had a love for professional wrestling and MMA as well. Mike's all time favorite number was 12, which is also his license plate number.
Mike suffered a devastating stroke on July 18, 2017. He was life flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center where he ultimately made not only his last but also his most selfless act and decided to grant gifts of life and sight to others through organ donation on July 29th.
Mike had a significant impact on the lives of all whom he encountered. He was known by most but loved by all. If there was a true life of the party he surely would have been it.
The funds that are donated will be used to establish a Memorial Scholarship Fund in Michael's name for his high school, North Royalton High School.
Michael Koegle 's calling hours will be this Friday 8/4 from 3pm-8pm at Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home in Middleburg Hts
18149 Bagley Rd
Middleburg Hts, OH 44130
On Saturday 8/5 there will be a funeral Mass at St Albert the Great Church in North Royalton starting at 1130am along with a luncheon following mass
6667 W Wallings Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
- Kim and Cinde Little
- Judy Schirripa
- Tony Ferguson
- Kevin & Anne Lynch
Organizer and beneficiary