Keith Koenig

Keith Edward Koenig, 63, of New Holstein went to be with his Savior on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at home with his loving wife by his side.

Keith was born July 24, 1957 in Sheboygan, son of the late Robert and Evelyn (Hoefler) Koenig. He attended Kiel schools.

On Oct. 1, 1977 he married his life partner of 43 years, Helen Hansen.

Keith was employed at Stoelting as a finisher/polisher. In his youth, he thrived in the outdoors working on the land especially enjoying hay cutting season. He found great joy in gardening.

He loved being with his family and enjoyed family vacations. A man who preferred keeping his feet on the ground, Keith surprised Helen with a memorable vacation in Mexico. Keith loved to have his family around him while making them laugh, always employing his sense of humor and doling out treats to his dog Charlie “Chuck.”

Survivors include his beloved wife, Helen, and his treasured children Jennifer (fiancé Stephen) Koenig of Sheboygan and Michael (Becky) Koenig of Kiel; and his precious grandchildren, Alicia Cardenas, Madison Zeman, Connor and Rylan Mleziva, and Donivan and Sage Koenig. He is further survived by brothers Daniel Koenig and Dennis (Jody) Koenig; sisters Judy (Neil) Bratz and Pam (Randy) Bratz; brothers-in-law David Hansen, Allen Dietrich, Robert Deehr, and Gary Bach; sisters-in-law Linda Dietrich, Dolores Deehr, and Tammy Koenig; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant twins Aaron and Sheri; his parents Robert and Evelyn (Hoefler) Koenig; grandparents John and Angeline (Binversie) Koenig and Edward and Anna (Hartmann) Hoefler; father and mother-in-law Eugene and Maria Hansen; brothers Kenneth and Richard Koenig; and sisters-in-law Mary Koenig and Nancy Bach.

A family gathering is planned for later this year to celebrate Keith’s life.

In remembrance of Keith’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Keith’s family would like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Susan Joseph; and the nurses, social worker, chaplain, and staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassionate care. Thank you to Dr. Michael Johnson and staff at Sheboygan Internal Medicine and the nurses and staff at St. Nicholas Hospital Dialysis.

For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein, (920) 898-4300 or visit

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