Kenneth M. Koenig
Kenneth M. Koenig, age 70, of North Fond du Lac, suddenly passed away at his
residence. Kenneth was born on August 16, 1948, in West Bend Hospital, first of
two children to Vera and Martin Koenig. Kenneth graduated from Horace Mann High
School in North Fond du Lac in 1967. Shortly after Kenneth graduated, he
enlisted in the Air Force and he served our country as a pneudraulics mechanic
specialist. After basic training and schooling he was stationed in Grand Forks,
North Dakota for one year right along with his brother Robert. In 1971, he
deployed during the Vietnam War to Okinawa, Japan for one year. Kenneth had
many occupations over the years but his true passion and love was being a truck
driver and driving throughout the Fox Valley in his van. Kenneth’s love of
driving started at the Kaukauna race track, where he was a regular with his
yellow Super Bee. In his later years he built a trike from a Harley Servi Car
with a VW motor on the back. Kenneth was well known for being seen on his trike
enjoying the open road, he was lovingly known to his friends as Saddle Tramp.
As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed time
away up north at the family cabin fishing and relaxing in Tipler, WI. He also
loved hunting locally along the marsh, railroad tracks, and fence line for
rabbits, game birds, or whatever else might be in season. He also firmly
believed in the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to protect his family and country.
He was a proud member of the NRA.
Kenneth is survived by his
children, Mark (Christine) Koenig of Fond du Lac, WI, Shawn Koenig of
Sheboygan, WI, Kennette (Timothy) Bant of Hackberry, LA; five grandchildren,
Isaac Reffke and William Koenig of Fond du Lac, WI, Michael Daigle, Reilly, and
Dakota Bant of Hackberry, LA. He is further survived by his fiancé Julie Hasby
of North Fond du Lac, WI; brother, Robert (Karen) Koenig of Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
and special friends, Jay and Barb O’Neal of North Fond du Lac, WI. He was
preceded in death by his mother, Vera (McCartney) Koenig and Martin Koenig.
Cremation has taken place.
Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com