Denise Koegel asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund and Strongpoint Theinert Ranch, which support active and veteran service members, their dependents and caregivers, and military and Gold Star families.
Strongpoint Theinert Ranch (STR) is a place where active and veteran service members, their families, and Gold Star families can come together to strengthen, transition, and reconnect on a 1,000-acre former cattle ranch in remote Magdalena, NM. STR is run by the family and friends of 1LT Joe Theinert who was killed in action during combat operations in Afghanistan on June 4, 2010. All guest expenses, including round-trip travel, meals, and equipment, are underwritten by the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund. We have hosted over 10 retreats and 80 guests so far including active and veteran service members from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps and Gold Star mothers and fathers. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far, but know that we can do more.
Currently, Strongpoint Theinert Ranch guests stay in Joe's family home, but we are committed to expanding our reach. We have set a goal to raise $300,000, which would allow us to build a “bunkhouse” on family donated land. The 2,600 square foot bunkhouse will have 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a great room, and give us the capacity to host up to 20 guests at a time. We have already raised $259,000. Please help us reach our goal and secure funding to break ground by December 2019. Learn more here.
|Judith and Barry Wilansky||12/24/2018||$50.00||Whitney & Jared Kalmanson||11/08/2018||$75.00||Sending so much love to the whole family. In honor of a truly amazing person. All our love, Whitney & Jared||Landon Marder||11/03/2018||$50.00||Maureen, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thinking of you and your family - Landon||LORRAINE DOMITZ||10/11/2018||$100.00||RIP DENISE. DENISE BROUGHT SUNSHINE EVERYWHERE SHE WENT ESPECIALLY RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE STREETS OF MERRICK. HONOR TO HAVE KNOWN THIS WONDERFUL, KIND FRIEND! LOVE, THE DOMITZ FAMILY||Evan Cassidy||10/07/2018||$50.00||Andrea and Robert Drucker||10/06/2018||$50.00||Kaitlyn Ilch||10/03/2018||$50.00||We are so sorry for your loss. Denise was such an amazing person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We love you guys. Love, Kait, Andrew, and Caden||Mollie Howard||10/02/2018||$50.00||Maureen and Family, your in my prayers, and sending all my love your way.||Carol Mannion||10/01/2018||$50.00||In memory of a special person.||Marian and Leslie Hart||09/27/2018||$25.00||Laura & Ken Lohr||09/26/2018||$150.00||Our dear Denise will always be remembered and loved as a part of our family, so many beautiful memories to keep her spirit alive.||Paul Kennedy||09/26/2018||$90.00||Chris Watson||09/23/2018||$25.00||Nancy Levin||09/23/2018||$50.00||Susan Sachs Absfit/fitmixx||09/23/2018||$445.00||Joseph Skovira||09/23/2018||$100.00||Caitlin Cassidy||09/23/2018||$100.00||Michelle Vandenheuvel||09/21/2018||$100.00||Wheat Osinski||09/19/2018||$100.00||Denise was a wonderful, and as said in her eulogy by her daughter, a kind, caring and full of laughter person. I am truly sorry to hear that she has left us. I know she was greeted in Heaven with lots of open arms. Warmly, Wheat||Linda & Michael Carlin||09/19/2018||$100.00||We have such fond memories of Denise and family going back almost 30 years. Denise was such a fun, special person and we will miss her always. Love and sympathy to the whole Koegel family! XO||Ada Samuelsson||09/19/2018||$100.00||Diane Loftus||09/18/2018||$100.00||Our heartfelt sympathy to the Koegel family on the passing of Denise. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Diane and Dave Loftus||Caitlin & John Gulmi||09/17/2018||$25.00||Rob & Janice Flood||09/17/2018||$100.00||In loving memory of our dear friend Denise, selfless in life and the afterlife. In honor of the service of Lt. Joseph J. Theinert. Lives linked in love and purpose.||Mary Novak||09/16/2018||$100.00||Our hearts go out to the Koegel family for this terrible loss to them and to the rest of the world.||Tom and Patty Lavan||09/16/2018||$50.00||Sending love and prayers to our cousin Kevin and family. Denise was such a wonderful person and we have so many great memories of time spent with all of you.||Ruth Farrell||09/16/2018||$25.00||Dear Kevin and family, I was so saddened to hear of Denise's passing. I am praying for all of you at this time. Sending lots of love for you, Christopher, Keri, Maureen, and your grandchildren. Love, Aun t Ruth||Mary McShane||09/15/2018||$100.00||Julie McCaw||09/15/2018||$50.00||Sending hugs and prayers||Bob Montgomery||09/15/2018||$75.00||Elaine Coldren||09/15/2018||$100.00||For Denise Koegel, one of the best humans, who raised one of the best humans, Maureen Koegel. I love you with all of my heart Reenie!||Mary Ellen Brockmeyer||09/15/2018||$15.00||Steven & Steffi Donnelly||09/14/2018||$50.00||Sending thoughts and prayers to the Koegel Family. Love, Steven & Steffi (DeBonis) Donnelly||Gary McSharry||09/14/2018||$300.00||May I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of dear Denise. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Best, Gary||Gary Smith||09/14/2018||$250.00||Denise will be missed and was the nicest person ever. Words can not express the amazing family she raised We will miss her a lot Lori & Gary Smith||Terry and Frank Galicki||09/14/2018||$100.00||Steven A. Fangmann||09/14/2018||$100.00||Jeanne McGirt and Michelle Patrick||09/14/2018||$50.00||Leo Zimmermann||09/14/2018||$100.00||Jill Loveland||09/13/2018||$20.00||One of the most inspiring teachers I ever had. Much love to Keri, Chris and the Koegel family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.||Robert Raab||09/13/2018||$200.00||Denise, rest in peace. Your outgoing personality and friendship made everyone around you better people.||Tracy Mitchell||09/13/2018||$100.00||Dear Jim and Cathy and entire family, Blaze and I were so sorry to learn of your sister's passing. May you find that your memories sustain you during your grief. Much love to all, Tracy, Blaze and Alex Makoid||Cardiff Family||09/13/2018||$50.00||In memory of a beautiful soul, Denise Koegel. Prayers to her family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.||Susan Sachs||09/13/2018||$225.00||Erin & Jeremy Ebert||09/13/2018||$100.00||Sending our love, prayers and support to the Koegel family.||Liz Fitzgibbon||09/13/2018||$100.00||I was deeply saddened to learn of Denise's passing. Her vibrant personality will be missed. Sending heartfelt condolences to her entire family.||Stephanie Flory Bryan Redmond||09/13/2018||$50.00||Sending our thoughts, love, and prayers to the entire Koegel family ❤️||Todd Rowley||09/13/2018||$25.00||Carolyn Stone||09/13/2018||$100.00||Chrystyna Kestler||09/12/2018||$250.00||Keeping you all in our hearts and prayers. Denis was an inspiration to us all- always so kind, loving and thoughtful.||Laura Mauceri||09/12/2018||$50.00||Neva & Neil Mendelowitz||09/12/2018||$50.00||Denise was such an amazing woman, we are lucky to have known her. Sending all our love <3||Mark/Lisa Steinberg||09/12/2018||$100.00||Heidi Hecker||09/12/2018||$100.00||We are so fortunate to have had the please to be Denise’s neighbor for over 20 years. She is a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the Koegel family.||Robert Laemmel||09/12/2018||$200.00||Our Deepest Sympathies to Kevin,Christopher,Keri and Maureen.You are all in our thoughts and prays. The Laemmel's||Miriam Hanan||09/12/2018||$150.00||Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Koegel family..Denise was an amazing woman...kind, caring, selfless, always a nice word, always checked in for the latest updates on our family in the almost 40 years of being our next door neighbor. We will all miss her smiling face as she ran or biked through the neighborhood.Thank you Denise for your friendship. Love from Miriam, Joel, Craig, Randi, Adalyn, Nathan, Genna, Marc, Tara, Lianna and Norah.||Lauren Kromas||09/12/2018||$100.00||Lauren Rakower||09/12/2018||$100.00||Sending love in honor of a truly incredible person. xoxo Lauren Rakower and Meredith Coppola||William Theinert||09/12/2018||$100.00||Sending our love to the Koegel family and always thinking of you Aunt Denise while you were always thinking of everyone else. Love the Theinert family Billy, Nancy, and Cooper.||Elizabeth Lyons||09/12/2018||$100.00||Maddie & Andy Baer||09/12/2018||$100.00||Maureen Berghorn||09/12/2018||$100.00||Sending our love to our dear friends the Koegels. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We were so blessed to have a friend like Denise in our lives.. She will be in our hearts forever ....Love you all Maureen, Jim, Christine, Kate, and Jaime Berghorn||Leanne (Schultz) Vignola||09/12/2018||$25.00||Our deepest condolences to Keri and family during this difficult time.||DONNA & KEVIN MEANEY||09/12/2018||$50.00||WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.. SHE WAS A VERY THOUGHTFUL AND KIND WOMAN.OUE PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. GOD BLESS HER SHE IS AN ANGEL.||Andrew Sheldon||09/12/2018||$50.00||Travis Williams||09/11/2018||$50.00||While only for a short time I am honored to have known your mother (wife). My deepest sympathies to the entire family.||Karin O'Malley||09/11/2018||$200.00||Denise was a truly amazing person and will be remembered always. You are all in our thoughts and prays.||Laura McCrystal||09/11/2018||$30.00||Maureen - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm thinking of and praying for your family.||Lauren Weber||09/11/2018||$100.00||Michelle Jantzen||09/11/2018||$50.00||Amy Weber||09/11/2018||$50.00||Deepest sympathies. Denise is in my prayers. Amy Weber||Aaron McCarty||09/11/2018||$50.00||Ted Stein||09/11/2018||$50.00||Condolences to the entire Koegel family||John Lapide||09/11/2018||$500.00||Deepest Sympathies The Lapide , Oesterle and Izzo Families||Brian and Julie Collins||09/11/2018||$50.00||Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers to the entire Koegel family||Brian and Dianne Withers||09/11/2018||$50.00||Sending our prayers and deepest sympathies to Kevin, Christopher, Keri, and Maureen.|