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James W. Koenig

May 27, 1927 ~ May 5, 2015 (age 87)

   James W. Koenig, 87, of Quincy, died at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday (May 5, 2015) in his home.

   James was born May 27, 1927 in Quincy  the son of Albert F. H. and La Verda Kelly Koenig.  He married Audrey J. Harness on Feburary 8, 1947 in Quincy.  She survives.

   James was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ and a former member of the Moose Lodge and  the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers. He was a machinist and lead operator at Quincy Compressor for 40 years until his retirement in 1995.  James enjoyed gardening and woodworking and made three grandfather clocks, giving one to each of his sons. He served his country in the U.S. Navy  during World War II.

   James is survived by his wife, Audrey of Quincy, IL; three sons, Dennis Koenig (Penny) of Mendon, IL, Mark Koenig (Joan) of Ursa, IL and Kevin Koenig (Gayleen) of Mendon, IL; one brother, Robert "Bob" Koenig of Quincy, IL; one sister-in-law, Katherine Koenig of Quincy, IL; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  

   Mr. Koenig was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Danny L. Koenig, Daren L. Koenig, and Dana W. Koenig; a grandson, Ryan Elliot Koenig; an infant granddaughter, Kathryn Ann Koenig; a great great grandson Case Dennison; four brothers, Albert Koenig, Lester Koenig, Raymond Koenig and Laurence Koenig; and three sisters, Dolores Reed, Hazel McNay and Arlene Broeker.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Lefever officiating .  Burial will be in the Lima Cemetery with the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Detail conducting military services.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to Unity Point Hospice or the Quincy Humane Society.
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