Richard P. Koenigs
June 19, 1923 - May 28, 2009
Richard P. Koenigs, 85, of Menomonee Falls, was called to his heavenly home Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. He was born June 19, 1923, in Campbellsport, the son of the late Paul and Sophie Strobel Koenigs.
Richard attended Marquette University for two years, where he played on the basketball team. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy Air Corps, serving as a flight instructor during World War II. In 1945, he married Beverly Pahl in Arcadia. They settled in Campbellsport, where they operated Wearing Apparel for a number of years. Richard was appointed postmaster of the Campbellsport Post Office in 1951, serving there until 1966. He rose through the U.S. Postal Service, reaching the position of district manager in Wisconsin and then Northern Illinois. In 1981, Richard married Jeri Duehring in Chicago. After retiring, they made their home in the Red Granite area before moving to Menomonee Falls. In Campbellsport, he served on the Campbellsport Village Board and school board and he was a member of the Campbellsport Lions Club and the Thursday Night Golf League.
Survivors include his wife, Jeri; his children, Bonnie (Ron) Tagliapietra of Lomira, Kristie (Jim) Meyer of Campbellsport, Tim (Kathy) Koenigs of Waukesha and Dean (Peggy) Koenigs of Clarendon Hills, Ill., and their mother, Beverly Koenigs of Campbellsport; his stepchildren, Cindy (Neil) Kellogg of Brookfield and John (Shirley) Duehring of Raleigh, N.C.; his grandchildren, Todd (Nicole) Meyer, Jason Meyer, Gina (Andy) Nicoli, Tony (Lisa) Tagliapietra, Kristy (John) White, Laura Koenigs, Michael Koenigs, Kevin Koenigs, Heather Koenigs, Jackie Koenigs, Steven (Ellen) Kellogg, Kerry (Todd) Irvine, Kelly Duehring, Sam Duehring and Lauren Duehring; 13 great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Michels of Brownsville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Flora Bronkhorst, and her husband, Bob; his brothers, Claude and Theodore, and his wife, Arlene; and his brother-in-law, Dale Michels.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial Sunday, May 31, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Campbellsport. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.
Memorials are appreciated to the Campbellsport Lions Club.
Twohig Funeral Home in Campbellsport is serving the family. For more information, call (920) 533-4422 or visit online at www.twohigfunerals.com