Jan. 8, 1928-May 11, 2013
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Frederick Daniel Koenig, age 85, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant, where he has been an active member for many years. Pastor Dana Hendershot will be officiating and interment will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue the day of the service at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Fred was born January 8, 1928 in Kalispell, Montana to William and Wanda Koenig. He married Frances Marie Becker on August 18, 1962, who preceded him in death in 2000. Fred was also preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, and sister Evelyn McKinley.
Fred completed his undergraduate work in physics at University of Montana, Missoula and earned master's degrees from Oregon State University and Michigan State University. His career included teaching mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology at the high school and collegiate levels in Montana, Alaska, Oregon, and Michigan at institutions of higher learning that included Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois; Oklahoma State University Stillwater; Northern Illinois University, Dekalb and General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan. After moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1974, Fred worked in the industrial uniform and retail hardware businesses and retired in 1984. Fred was a Sunday school teacher, served 10 years as the service coordinator for Community Cancer Services and held many offices within his church.
September 21, 2003 Fred married Betty Jean Funnell of Mt. Pleasant. In this marriage, Fred's family grew with the addition of five children and their partners, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Fred is survived by his wife, Betty Jean, his brother Herbert (Vonnie) of Kalispell, Montana and many nieces and nephews.
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Published in The Morning Sun on May 14, 2013