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Todd Walter Koers

KSAL StaffMay 12, 2022

SALINA – Todd Walter Koers, 57, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 after a four year battle with cancer. Todd was born a ranch baby to Walter (Wally) and Virginia (Ginny) Koers on October 9, 1964 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Todd primarily grew up in Salina, KS and was a 1983 graduate of Salina South High School. Throughout his childhood, Todd was a competitive swimmer and part of the 1983 Salina South State Championship swimming team.

Todd earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kansas State University and a Masters in Social Work from Washburn University. At the time of his death, Todd was an outpatient therapist with Central Kansas Mental Health Center. He served adults with mental illness, building connections with some of the most challenging clients. Over the years, many patients would call Todd to give updates on their lives even after they had moved on from services. He made a difference for and cared deeply about his patients and did whatever he could to empower them and promote their independence. He was passionate about his job and even throughout his illness/treatments he was always motivated and anxious to get back to work.

Todd enjoyed time with his daughters, Taylor and Rylee, while inflicting “dad music” on them in the car. He also loved taking them to concerts and spending time in Colorado. He was a fan of the TV series MASH, loved Snickers bars, diet Coke/Pepsi, documentaries, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

Todd is celebrated by surviving friends and family members, including his daughters, Taylor and Rylee Koers of Salina; his father, Wally Koers of Salina; sisters, Kristi Weiss (Mark) of Salina and Shelli Bell (Ed Ploy) of Lewisburg, PA; niece, Sophie Bell (James Sharpe) of Forest Hills, NY; nephews, Matthew and Charlie Weiss of Salina, and Leo Bell of Lewisburg; as well as many coworkers he considered friends who will all miss his unique sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Virginia (Ginny) Koers, and his nephew, Joseph Weiss.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with burial at Highland Cemetery, New Cambria to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martin Youth Center (Care of Deanna Ryals), Central Kansas Mental Health Center, 809 Elmhurst Blvd., Salina, KS 67401.

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