William J. “Bill” Koenig, 65, of Cleveland died Monday July 6, 2020 after a brief illness at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee with his family at his side.
He was born July 16, 1954, son of the late Roman and Theresa (Federer) Koenig. Bill grew up in the township of Meeme. He attended St. Isidore Grade School and graduated from Kiel High School with the class of 1972.
On Sept. 1, 1995 he was united in marriage to Linda (Sohn) Hansen at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Bill and Linda would have celebrated their 25th anniversary this summer. He was a dedicated employee of Kohler Co, working in the Engine Division for 42 years until his retirement in July 2014.
Bill was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel. He dedicated his time to church and helping those in need. Bill belonged to many card clubs and loved spending time in the garden or watching and feeding the birds. Family meant the world to Bill; he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; children Stacy (Ken) Vogel of Cleveland, Jill (David) Bates of Oak Creek, Terry (Jenni) Koenig of Mishicot, Angie (Dan) Molkenthine of Plymouth, and Mandy (Barry) Kraemer of Kiel; grandchildren Hannah, Sydney, Nick (Sam), Megan, Ryan, Bianca (Matej), Sam, Ben, Eddie, Calli, Korwyn, Kozby, Jack, and Lea; great-grandchildren Beau and Mia; brothers and sisters Ann (Bill) Hoban, Jim (Dianne) Koenig, John (Sandy) Koenig, Mike (Vicki) Koenig, Ruth (Brad) Kramer, Jane (Tom) Lensmire, and Marilyn (Mark) Stenske; mother-in-law Joyce Beilfuss; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Cheryl (Wally) Jentsch Jr., Fred (Sue) Sohn, Rick Sohn, Deb Geiger, and Gary (Jeanette) Sohn. Bill is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law Carol; niece Krystle; and father-in-law Gerald Beilfuss.
A visitation for family and friends will be held at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 413 Fremont St., Kiel on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A private family service will be held later. Burial will take place in the Saxon Union Cemetery.
A memorial will be established in Bill’s name for Special Olympics.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting with funeral arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.meiselwitzfh.com.