Kirk "Ernie" D. Koenig, 55, of Marshfied, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012 with his family by his side at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home (1010 E. Veterans Pkwy) in Marshfield. Rev. Mark Krueger will officiate. A time of visitation will be held from 9:30 until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home
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Kirk was born on June 29, 1956, the oldest of five children to Douglas and Elaine (Geidl) Koenig. He graduated from West Bend West High School in 1974 and later received a B.A. degree in Physical Education from UW-Stevens Point. Kirk did his student teaching in Marshfield. He then worked for over 35 years at various construction companies throughout the Midwest, building bridges, retiring in 2010.
From his first marriage he had two daughters, Sara and Beth. On August 13, 2010, Kirk was united in marriage to Janice (Seif) Herron in Rapid City, SD. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, downhill skiing, playing cards and board games and joking around. Kirk also liked to cook, especially grilling, being in the outdoors and landscaping.
Kirk is lovingly survived by his wife, Janice, Marshfield, two daughters, Sara, Milwaukee and Beth, St. Cloud, his parents, Douglas and Elaine, Wausau. He is further survived by his two brother and two sisters, Mark (Gigi), Wausau, Lynn (Tom) Schutte, Maple Grove, MN, Neil (Tammy), Wausau and Jan (Kent) Walters, Wausau, eight nieces and nephews, Ben, Sam, Jacob, Hannah, Katie, Krista, Emma and Nika. He will truly be missed.
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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Apr. 30, 2012