Lucille Rose Koenig

Lucille Rose Koenig

Lucille Rose Koenig

Cedar Rapids

The funeral Mass for Lucille Schenkelberg Koenig will be held Friday, June 28th, at St. Pius X church in Cedar Rapids at 11:00. Visitation will begin at 10:00 at the church.

Lucille, 103, passed away at home on April 1, 2024. She died peacefully, with her family at her side.

She is survived by her son Steve Koenig, her

daughter Becky


(Denny Waldron),

grandchildren Jennifer

(Mike) Shirk, Jodi Koenig,

Christian (Erica) Picard and

Ryan (Jill) Picard,

great-grandchildren Joseph

and Katherine Shirk,

Juliette and Charlotte

Picard, and Lauren and

Macy Picard, her sister

Mary Jane Goecke of Omaha,

and many loving nieces and


She was

preceded in

death by her

husband Joseph Koenig,

daughter-in-law Mary Ann Koenig, parents John and Margaret Schenkelberg, eight brothers and sisters, and nine brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Mom lived through the Great Depression. She and her sisters were operators for the Halbur telephone company which was based out of their home, connecting all the wires from callers to receivers as we see in the old movies. She lived through World War II when Dad’s plane was shot down over Bordeaux, France and he became a German Prisoner of War for 14 months. Mom went to Mass ever day during this time, in her little town of Halbur, with support from all the townspeople. Mom lived through the advancement of cars, planes, development of the television, cell phones, internet, and computers. She and Dad were happy, honest, hard-working people who loved God and their family and friends. They were definitely part of the Greatest Generation.

Mom’s mind and memory were incredible. She was still playing cards and reciting memorized quotations until the week before she died. She was the oldest parishioner of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and donations may be directed there in her memory.

Mom’s complete obituary was printed April 4, 2024, and can be read in its entirety at the

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