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Martin Koennecke
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 • Posted July 14, 2010

Mr. Martin Koennecke, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Monday, July 12, at the age of 80. Martin passed away in the same house in which he was born on November 9, 1929.

He was one of three children born to Theodore Koennecke and Olga Mayer Koennecke. He went to school at Rheingold for the first 8 years and was a 1947 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. He was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church and a life-long farmer-rancher in the Cave Creek Community and also ranched in the Salt Branch area of Mason County.

Martin loved to sing and was a member of the Zion Men’s Choir and the Arion Manner Chor. He also enjoyed deer and coon hunting, fishing and spending time with his dogs. He loved a good game of "42" and swimming in the creek with his grandkids. Martin also liked to visit with friends and swap hunting stories.

Mr. Koennecke is survived by his wife Ruby Koennecke, a son Glenn Koennecke and wife Gina, daughter Kay Steinbring and husband Craig, 5 grandchildren: Ethan and Eric Koennecke and Derek, Scott and Trey Steinbring, a brother Theophil Koennecke and a sister Esther Klein and husband Werener H. Klein and a brother and sister-in-law Kermit and Elsie Burrer all of Fredericksburg along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Martin Koennecke will be held on Wednesday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Faye Schott officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beckmann Funeral Home. On Wednesday, Mr. Koennecke will lie in state at Beckmann Funeral Home from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

Memorials in his honor may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, or Arion Men’s Choir.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Beckmann Funeral Home.

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