Alfred J. Koenigsknecht Fowler Alfred J. Koenigsknecht, age 89, died February 23, 2014. He was born in Clinton Co., on November 30, 1924, the son of Joseph Sr. and Ida (Feldpausch) Koenigsknecht. Al was in the Army during WWII, serving in the Pacific and was wounded in action and presented the Purple Heart. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the V.F.W. Post #3733 and the Knights of Columbus. He retired from GM after 35 years of service. Al married Anna Rose Simon on April 15, 1944 and they celebrated 58 years of marriage. Anna preceded Al in death on November 7, 2002. Surviving are children, Carol Eldridge of St. Johns, Diane (Brad) Hulliberger of Dimondale, Jim (Marsha) Koenigsknecht of Fowler, Tom (Jacque) Koenigsknecht of Perrinton, Mike (Diane) Koenigsknecht of Fowler, Dale (Therese) Koenigsknecht of Fowler, daughters in law, Eva (Fleming) Koenigsknecht of Lansing and Jean (Fred Antes) Koenigsknecht of Fowler, 20 grandchildren and 56 great grandchildren, brothers in law, Don (Shirley) Simon of Mt. Clemens and Frank (Barbara) Simon of Lansing and special friend, Lorretta Kappler of Dimondale. Preceding Al in death are his parents, Joseph Sr. and Ida (Feldpausch) Koenigsknecht, wife, Anna Rose (Simon) Koenigsknecht, brothers, Joseph and Anthony, sisters, Frances, Anna (Schmitt), Regina (Schmitt), Veronica (Pohl) and Irene (Harr), sons, Larry and Ken, grandson, Kenneth Jr., and son in law Doug Eldridge. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2014 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, burial following at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The concelebrants will be Fr. Dennis Howard and Fr. William Koenigsknecht. The family will receive friends on Wed. from 7-9 p.m. with a rosary prayed at 8 p.m., and Thurs. from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with rosaries prayed at 3 and 8 p.m., at the Goerge Chapel of Osgood Funeral Homes, 11112 W. Ionia St., Fowler. Contributions may be made in Alfred's name to the Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund, VFW Post #3733 or No More Sidelines. To learn more about Alfred and view his Life Story film, please visit his personal webpage at www.lifestorynet.com/memories/97588. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Feb. 25 to Mar. 2, 2014