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Horst A. Koenig Obituary

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Horst A. Koenig, age 88, of Wheaton, Il passed away on October 2, 2023. He was surrounded by family and comforted by his wife.

Horst is survived by his loving wife, Emma; their four children, Angie (Rich) Fitzereider, Barbara Koenig (partner Jedd Jeffrey), Carol (Randy) Meister and Mark (Jami) Koenig; one step-son, Rudy Lorenz; nine beautiful grandchildren: Deanne, Nicole, Megan, Ryan, Colin, Dona Lyn, Abbie, Joey, and Melody; and his great-grandchildren, Olivia, Bastian, and Flynn. His grandkids loved spending time with their Grandpa Horst and will truly miss the special moments they created together.

Horst was born on February 22, 1935, in Zweibruecken, Germany. Horst is survived by his two brothers, Jurgen (Ute) and Karl (Suzanna). Horst was preceded in death by his only sister, Anneliese.

Horst grew up in Zweibruecken, Germany. He served in United States Army as a Specialist Four and received an honorable discharge in 1959. He lived in Melrose Park, Il. where he met the love of his life, Emma, who he married on July 3, 1965. Horst owned his own business doing what he loved, as a highly skilled crafter within the tool and die makers industry, Horst and Emma raised their four beautiful children in Melrose Park, Il. before moving to Winfield, Il.

Horst enjoyed biking, being adventurous including going zip-lining in 2017 in Oracle, AZ, taking walks, watching sports and fishing. Horst lived life to the fullest. He loved history, reading and anything to do with numbers and so much more. He made everyone who knew him laugh, cry, and captivated all with the very descriptive stories he shared, which were many and included stories from growing up in Germany and coming to America.

We will miss him more than words can say. Services are still being planned at this time. A Celebration of Life is to be scheduled at a later date.

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