Russell (Russ) Koehler, 68, of East Windsor, CT, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. He was born on September 9, 1949 in Hartford, CT to the late Arthur E. Koehler, Sr. and Frances (Legienza) Koehler. He graduated from East Windsor High School in 1968. He enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and served his country from 1969-1975. He is survived by his two brothers Arthur Koehler, Jr. of East Windsor and Gary Koehler of Stafford Springs, his sister, Susan (Koehler) Gindhart of Colorado Springs, CO, half sister Brenda and her husband Steve of Windsor Locks and half brother John of East Windsor. He leaves behind a son Ricardo (Ricky) Koehler and his wife Joy, three grandsons, three great grandchildren, all of Hawaii, and his daughter Amy Koehler and her husband Paul Millholen, a granddaughter and four grandsons, all of West Hartford. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed operating heavy equipment, driving tractor trailers and making pickups and deliveries throughout most of the United States and Canada. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR. He was a member of the American Legion (Post 0040), the Broad Brook Angling Club and the German Club of East Windsor, and a retired member of the Warehouse Point Fire Department. Relatives and friends may join the family for a Graveside Service on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:30am at Scantic Cemetery in East Windsor. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Broad Brook Angling Club, KA Tetro, 15 Trombley Rd., East Windsor, CT, 06088. The Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.