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George J. Koenigsknecht Fowler George J. Koenigsknecht, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at the age of 87. Born February 8, 1926 to Frank and Rosa (Thelen) Koenigsknecht. George was an Army Veteran of WWII, he was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, E.J. Werner Post 3733. He retired from Fisher Body. George married Joan M. Stump on May 4, 1949 in Pewamo, MI and she preceded him in death on January 25, 2014. Surviving are his children Diane (John) Beck of Edison, NJ; Kathryn (Richard) Coletta of St. Johns; Luke (Susan) Koenigsknecht of St. Johns; Ruth (Glenn) Thelen of Fowler; Debra Sturk of Fowler; Lois (Timothy) Bengal of Westphalia; George (fiancé Jackie Aldridge) Koenigsknecht of St. Johns; 15 grandchildren, Richard, Jason, and James Coletta; Tracie Tiedt, Adam Koenigsknecht; Glenn, Nathan, Mitchell and Charlene Thelen; Jay and Audra Sturk; Douglas, Steven, Chelsea and Janay Bengal; 9 great grandchildren, Lily, Lucy, Zane and Brynn Coletta; Phillip and Alexis Tiedt; Andrew, Jack and Molly Koenigsknecht; sisters-in- law, Sr. Rosanne Stump, SLW of Chicago, IL, Sr. Julia Stump, SLW of Metaire, LA, Alice Stump and Theresa Stump both of Pewamo. George was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosa; wife, Joan M. (Stump) Koenigsknecht; siblings and spouses: Juliana and Melvin Simon; Paul and Patricia Koenigsknecht; Msgr. Albert I. Koenigsknecht, MM; Margaret and Mark Schrauben; Mary and John Klein; in-laws, Robert and Suzanne Stump; Melvin, Leon, and Kathryn Stump. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, with burial following at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The concelebrants will be Fr. John P. Klein and Fr. Dennis Howard. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday, February 5, 2014 with a rosary being prayed at 3 PM and a vigil service at 8 PM at the Goerge Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Home in Fowler. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund, 545 N. Maple St., Fowler, MI 48835. To learn more about George and view his Life Story film, visit his personal webpage at The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Published in Lansing State Journal from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9, 2014
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