Wilhelm Koenig
1932 - 2021
Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home - Council Bluffs
1221 N. 16th ST
Council Bluffs, IA
Wilhelm E. Koenig, age 89, of Underwood, passed away on July 6, 2021, at his home. Bill was born in Bentley, Iowa on April 4, 1932 to Wilhelm and Mildred Timm Koenig. He grew up on the family farm and graduated with the Underwood class of 1950. He served in the United States Army and the Korean War from 1950 1953. Upon returning home, he did farm work and worked at Adler's Bakery in Omaha. He married Shirley Jean Justen on October 26, 1957 in Treynor, Iowa. They were the parents of Danny and Tami. Bill worked for many years for Wonder Bread Bakery in Omaha. In 1990 he retired from Nebraska Machinery in Omaha. After retirement he worked in maintenance at Iowa Western Community College for twenty years. Bill also served eight years as the Mayor of Underwood. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of sixty-three years Shirley. He is survived by his son, Danny (Annette) Koenig; daughter, Tami (Bob) Caughey, all of Underwood; grandsons, Cody (Kim) Koenig, Omaha, NE, Cory (Katie) Koenig, Charlotte, NC, Taylor (Samantha) Caughey, Underwood, Ryan Caughey, Underwood; great grandchildren, Wilhelm (Will), Stevie, and Crew Koenig; sister, Virginia Walsh, Chicago, IL; brothers, George Koenig, Omaha, NE, Stan (Joyce) Koenig, Council Bluffs, John Koenig, Council Bluffs; many nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive visitors from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the funeral to follow on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home. Interment will be in Fisher Cemetery in Underwood with full military rites. Memorials suggested to Underwood Volunteer Fire Dept., Underwood Lutheran Church or American Legion Post #2.

Published by The Daily Nonpareil on Jul. 11, 2021.
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I worked with Bill at Wonder Bread, he was a fun and kind man and will be missed. R.I.P. Bill
Sally whitbeck
July 12, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers for peace, strength, and comfort. Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Dick and Carolyn Miller
July 9, 2021
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