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Fred Koning, Jr.

Fred Koning, Jr., 84, of Lafayette, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Born July 18, 1929 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Fred Koning, Sr. and Minnie F. (Kratz) Koning. He attended Purdue University and honorably served in the U.S. Air Force.

Fred married Dolores Crutchfield on April 11, 1953 in Lafayette and she preceded him in death on May 24, 2008. He was a member of Carpenter's Local Union # 215 for 50 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of First Reformed Church. Fred enjoyed fishing and nature hikes.

Surviving are his two children, Holly Byers (husband, Denny) of Attica and Jack Koning (wife, Stefanie) of Indianapolis, his sister, Ruth J. Koning of Lafayette, his brother, Phillip Koning of Battle Ground, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Fred Koning III.

Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the or Lafayette Christian Reformed Church, 1200 Tippecanoe St., Lafayette, IN 47904. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 15, 2014
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