Dorothy M. Koenig, 82, formerly of Powers Street, Port Washington died Monday, October 17, 2006 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
She was born in Port Washington on February 12, 1924, the daughter of Alfred and Marguerite Thiele Kuhn. and grew up on Garfield Street around the corner from her fathers Pattern Works on Lincoln Avenue. A Class of 1942 graduate of Port Washington High School , she worked for Bell Telephone as an Office Manager. On January 29, 1949 Dorothy married William “Bill” Koenig from Tomah, Wisconsin at First Congregational Church in Port Washington.
After the birth of their four children, she was a homemaker and secretary to Bill’s manufacturers representative business, Koenig Associates. They raised their family of four children on Powers Street in Port Washington. In the 1970’s, Dorothy became corporate secretary for the auction & appraisal business of David S. Gronik & Co. Dorothy and Bill enjoyed traveling to Europe and Mexico. And while they spent many winter months in the warmth and sun of Acapulco, she preferred the comforts of her Port Washington home to be with family and friends. Bill preceded her in death August 14, 1996.
Dorothy had an appreciation for music and the arts at an early age and nurtured that passion with her children. She was a member of Eastern Star, a Girl Scout troop leader, an avid bridge player, and a founding member of the Port Dinner Dance Club. She loved to sit at the piano and could be heard playing Debussy’s “Clare de Lune” into her later years. Dorothy’s legacy is one of unconditional love and compassion for family and friends. She was a loving and caring woman who cherished her family above all else. Her home was open to all. The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Nursing Home and the Harbor Club in Port Washington, who so lovingly cared for Dorothy after her stroke.
She is survived by four children Robin Koenig of Baltimore, Maryland, Debbe Horgan of Glendale, Wisconsin, Mark (Nina) Koenig, Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Julie (Charlie) Pfrang of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Further survived by seven grandchildren Brianna (Nathan) Simon of Port Washington, Christopher (Jennifer) Horgan of Seattle, Washington, Amanda Horgan of Glendale, Claudia and Lydia Koenig of Cedarburg and Will and Hans Pfrang of Port Washington, six great-grandchildren Walter, Hannah, Isaac, Elijah, Natalie and Alex, a brother, Charles Kuhn of Muncie, Indiana, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill and and infant brother Frederick Kuhn.
The Reverend Jeffrey Suddendorf will officiate funeral services 6 pm Friday, October 20, 2006 at First Congregational Church, 131 N Webster, Port Washington. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation 4 – 6 pm Friday at church.