KOENIG SR., Louis J.

KOENIG SR., Louis J.

LOUIS J. KOENIG SR. age 96. Beloved husband of the late Jennie (nee Panek). Loving father of Louis Jr. (Barb), Kenneth (Jeanette), Mark, Ronald (Paula), Matthew, and Genevieve Pozun (Michael). Beloved grandfather of Jennifer (Luther), Angela, Paul (Melissa), Jason (Amy), Kelly (Edward), Tim, and Cassandra and great grandfather of 15. Dear brother of Dolores Elias (Charles) and the following deceased; Karl, William, Josephine, Frank, Joseph, and Raymond (Christine living). Beloved son of the late Karl and Sophie (nee Jonke). Dear uncle to many.

VISITATION, FRI. 10/14 FROM 2-4 AND 6-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, OH 44129. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH for the FUNERAL MASS, SAT. 10/15 AT 10:30 AM PRECEDED BY VISITATION STARTING AT 9:00 AM ALL AT ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION, 15519 Holmes Ave. Cleveland, OH 44110. Interment, All Souls Cemetery, Chardon. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com

In February 1944, Lou was inducted into the Navy, and in the Pacific Theater. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, his ship took part in the invasion of Okinawa. Lou was honorably discharged in June, 1946. Lou belong to the VFW Collinwood Post 2926 and is the last World War II member. After the war, Lou worked for Carpenter Heating & Air Conditioning, five years as a pipe fitter for TRW, and then at Airtron Quiggin until his retirement in 1990. Lou became very active in St. Mary’s Collinwood parish including Boy Scouts, where he was a committee Man. Lou also joined the Dad’s Club working as a bingo volunteer and joined the Father and Son Bowling league. Lou was an active member of the Holy Name Society and had held many offices, including president. In 1982, Lou was named the Holy Name Society Man of the Year. In 1997, Lou was named Collinwood Slovenian Home Man of the year. Lou was also an active member of the St. Mary’s Seniors and Holmes Ave. Pensioners. Attended annually the Bishop’s dinner of the Diocese of Cleveland and also the East Deanery events. In 1996, Cleveland Bishop Anthony Pilla presented Lou with the Distinguished Service Award from the Diocesan Holy Name Society.  In his retirement years, Lou became a Eucharistic Minister and he joined the St. Mary’s Choir. Lou would make a yearly trip to the Cleveland Indians Spring Training camp when they were in Arizona and Florida. Lou was an avid golfer and loved playing pinochle with his family and friends. His favorite dances were the Polka and Waltz. 

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  1. Angel Koenig on October 16th, 2022 11:22 am

    You will be missed Grandpa.

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