Dorothy A. Koenings

Dorothy A. Koenings, nee Kirmse, 84, of West Bend, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 at Tri-Manor in West Bend.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1923 in Fredonia to the late Rheinhold and Minnie (nee May) Kirmse, and was united in marriage to Ralph Koenings on July 11, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Together they made their home and raised their family in West Bend.

Ralph preceded her in death in May of 2005.

Dorothy was a lunch aide for the West Bend public school system for many years, retiring in 1990.

She attended St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish in West Bend.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, baking and cooking. Her greatest enjoyment came from the love and time spent with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, Linda (Norman) Pipping of Mt. Calvary, Ralph (Carita) Koenings of West Bend and Mark (Dawn) Koenings of West Bend; five grandchildren, Andrew (fiancˇe Melanie Ashauer) Pipping, Lucas Koenings, Kayla Koenings, Trevor Koenings and Rose Koenings; a great-grandson, Xavier Pipping; a sister, June Tredeau of Mass, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Clara Koenings of West Bend; a brother-in-law, Sandy Alperet of Mass, Mich.; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Kirmse, Doris Alperet and Laverne Koch; a brother, Arno Kirmse; and a brother-in-law, Lester "Ferp" Tredeau.

A memorial service in remembrance of Dorothy will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend.

A visitation and reception will follow the service from 1:30 until 3:15 p.m.

Burial of her cremated remains will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials to Horizon Home Health Care and Hospice, 13255 W. Blumound Road, Brookfield, WI 53002, are appreciated by the family.

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