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Frederick "Fritz" "Sonny" E. Koegler, Jr.

August 11, 1938 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Frederick "Fritz" "Sonny" Koegler, Jr. Obituary


Frederick E. Koegler, Jr.

August 11, 1938 ~ December 29, 2023

Frederick E. "Sonny" "Fritz" Koegler, Jr., age 85, of Cranberry Twp., passed away on Friday afternoon, December 29, 2023 in the comfort of his home with his daughters at his side.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 11, 1938, he was the son of the late Frederick and Bernice Shields Koegler.

Fred had retired from Cranberry Township Road Department after 30 plus years of employment.

Fred was a lifetime resident of Cranberry Township and attended the one room Sample School House for grade school and graduated in 1957 from Evans City High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. 

He was a jack of all trades, able to fix most anything and built his home from the ground up. He was well known for saving many animals throughout the township and leaves behind his current cats Gram, Sissy and Tom Tom. He enjoyed traveling (Canada and Alaska were his favorites), flea markets, boating, fishing, fly rods, and was a model train enthusiast. 

Surviving are his daughters, Wendy K. Fazzino (Danny Roman) of New Brighton and Holly L. Chapman (Steve) of Wexford, and his grandchildren, Braxten, Camten, Layney and Ashley. He also had two bonus grandkids..Cassandra Orloski and (little) Dan Roman.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janine Woodrow Koegler (April 30, 2002), who he married July 15, 1972 and also his sisters, Nancy Graf and Marian Harigan.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at the Mars V.F.W., 331 Mars-Valencia Rd. Mars, PA 16046 on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 2-5 PM.  Memorials may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd. Pgh., PA 15237 or Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at



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