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Virginia M. KoenigWEBSTER – Virginia Koenig 94 of Webster passed away Friday May 24, 2019 at Bethesda Home in Webster. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. July 1, 2019 (Monday) at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster, Fr.Mark Axtmann will officiate. Inurnment will be in St. Ottos Catholic Cemetery. Memorial visitation will be June 30, 2019 (Sunday) 5-7 P.M. closing with a 7 P.M. Wake Service at Fiksdal Funeral Service. Fiksdalfuneral.com Virginia Mae Mickelson was born on August 24, 1924 to Elinas and Nina (Carlson) Mickelson in Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church. She attended country school north of Webster and graduated from Webster High School in 1942. After high school she moved to Chicago working in part of the war effort. In 1943, Virginia returned to Webster when her mother became ill. She was united in marriage to John Koenig on September 27, 1945 in Webster, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Webster. Virginia stayed home to raise their six children. In 1963 Virginia and John built a new home on an acreage south of Webster. Virginia and John loved to travel, especially to Las Vegas. The family enjoyed going camping. John passed away in 1996. Virginia was a cancer survivor since 1982. She was a 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and Christ The King Catholic Altar Society. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, cross-word puzzles, and following family on Facebook. Virginia passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at the age of 94 years 9 months. She will be greatly missed by three daughters, Lynne (Douglas) Hansen of Webster, SD, Kitty (Mike) Mohs of Minneapolis, MN, Sheila (Jerry) Watkins of Topeka, KS, three sons; Jack (Sandy) Koenig of Dell Rapids, SD, Jeff (Kathi) Koenig of Phoenix, AZ, Kelly (Sara) Koenig of Brookings, SD; one brother, Phillip (Marlys) Mickelson of Owatana, MN, 18 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, one grandson, Kevin Koenig, and one great-grandson, Peyton Hayes.
To the Family, I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven. I found what God promises in the Bible helpful. At Acts 24:15 it says “And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead.” This promise has consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, it can provide some hope and comfort to your family.
Fred N Jun 7 2019 12:00 AM
Koenig Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Virginia. She was a wonderful person & I am sure that she will be missed by all. Keep her memories close to your hearts & in time the tears will turn to smiles! Bill & Mary Barry Las Vegas, Nv.
William Barry Jr. May 25 2019 12:00 AM