John Koenig
1955 - 2020

John David Koenig, 65, passed away October 10,2020. He was born on Dec 30, 1955 in Oak Park, Illinois. He was the son of John Koenig and Doris (Witzke) Koenig. John graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1974. Following graduation, he attended Northern Arizona University, acquiring a BA in Police Science. It was there he met his wife of 40 years, Denise (Greer) Koenig. John and Denise raised 2 daughters in Flagstaff AZ. and divorced in 2017.

John spent his entire career at the Coconino County Sherriff's Department, fulfilling his life's dream of being a police officer.

John is survived by his daughters, Amy Koenig and her husband Ingnacio Quijada and Anne (Koenig) Bradley and her Husband John Bradley; his granddaughter Camilla Denise Bradley; his brothers Jeffrey Koenig and James Koenig, and his nieces and nephews.

John was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, and spend time "looking for critters". He also loved his daughters and granddaughter and enjoyed sharing pictures and stories about them.

A remembrance Mass for his family was held in Phoenix at St Theresa's Catholic Church on Oct. 20th. An open house style memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at Roger's Lake Natural Area on Oct. 24th, from 2:00-3:30pm. Attendees should bring a chair and dress outdoor casual for a virus-safe gathering. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in John's name can be made to Conservation Projects at the Arizona Game and Fish Department at

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Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Oct. 24, 2020.
Memorial Gathering
2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m.
Roger's Lake Natural Area
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Anne so sorry to here of your dad's passing.
November 4, 2020
I just learned of John´s passing minutes ago. My deepest condolences to Johns family and those whose life he touched. Knowing John, I´m certain there were many. I have wonderful memories of Big John and more than a few stories from our time together in Hanley Hall at NAU all those years ago in a very different time. I can still hear that booming voice of his yelling out "Yuma" whenever he saw me. John was a good friend and will be sincerely missed.
David Bowing
October 31, 2020
What a great person john was. Always respectful I had the honor to know him
Jesse Dominguez
October 24, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. John was a good man with a big heart and a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
Trevan and Kimberly Woolbright
October 24, 2020
Sorry to hear. I knew John through our law enforcement careers. Really good guy
Bob Tullis
October 24, 2020