Celeste Koenings


Celeste Koenings, 88, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Beechwood Rest Home in Kewaskum

She was born on Oct. 10, 1922, in Barton to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Neuy) Koenings. Celeste worked as a product inspector for the Enger Kress Company for 45 years, retiring in 1984.

She was a life member of St. Mary’s Church. For 35 years, Celeste was a member of West Bend Women of the Moose Chapter 732. She enjoyed bowling at Lighthouse Lanes, doing puzzles and listening to the Brewers.

She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Gloria (Virgil) Weinreich of Newburg, Darlene (Merlin) Kremer of West Bend, Donald (Judith) Kempf of West Bend, Joyce (Roger) Kudek of West Bend, Daniel (Marilee) Kempf of Kohlsville, Pat (Jack) Peters of Kewaskum and Robert (Pat) Koenings of Richfield; sister-in-law, Alvina Koenings of Kewaskum; dear friends, Mary Ann Theisen of West Bend and Mable Peters of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Ida Dricken, Evelyn Reiland, Irene Lahr, Marie Kempf, and Emma Zettel; three brothers, Joseph Koenings, Sylvester Koenings and John Koenings.

A Mass of Christian burial in remembrance of Celeste will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, 1610 Monroe St., West Bend. The Rev. Mike Moran will be the celebrant. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Old St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Bend.

Memorials to St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church or Beechwood Rest Home, N1495 Highway A, Kewaskum, WI 53040, are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhumpatten.com

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Beechwood Rest Home and Heartland Hospice for the care given to Celeste over the years.