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Leonard Koenig, 93, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born October 30, 1925, in New Wells, son of Martin R. and Ella Scholl Koenig. He and Alene Olinda Birk were married April 11, 1948. She passed away April 30, 2002.
Leonard was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. He became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson when he and Alene were married in 1948. He enlisted into the Navy on October 19, 1944 and was honorably discharge on April 30, 1946. Leonard started working for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Jackson in the early 1950s, retiring in 1987 after nearly 35 plus years. He then worked for the Cape Girardeau County Park in Cape Girardeau for a number of years. Leonard was a member of the American Legion Post No. 158 in Jackson. He had a passion for gardening and always had one of the prettiest gardens in town. He was always good to share his garden harvests with family and friends. Leonard was known as a fun and kind gentleman that never met a stranger. He was a friend to many whom will be missed.
Loving survivors include two sons, Larry (Tamara) Koenig and Terry (Vickie) Koenig both of Jackson; four grandchildren, Andrew (Caitlin) Koenig of St. Louis, Austin (Taylor) Koenig of St. Peters, Terry “T.K.” (Jessica) Koenig of Oran, and Jessica (Chris) Simmons of Jackson; three great grandchildren, Tristen Koenig, Jacob and Luke Simmons, and two step great grandchildren, Jonathon and Jada Tyler.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years and two sisters, Irene and Virgie.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in Chapel A at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Funeral service will be at 1 pm, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Hoffstetter officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or Charity of Choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
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