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Francis Koenecke, 1912-1975


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/13/2009 at 08:40:04

ESTHERVILLE--Service for Francis Koenecke, 62, of Estherville will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with military rites and burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Koenecke died of a heart attack Saturday at his home.

Rosary will be recited 8 p.m. today in Fuhrman Funeral Home, where friends may call.

Born April 28, 1912 in Estherville, Mr. Koenecke graduated from Estherville High School and served in the Navy and in World War II. He married Pauline Bassett Feb. 24, 1941 in Estherville. He was manager of Harker-Beauman Lumber Company for many years and in 1961 established the K and S Lumber Company. He was a fourth degree knight in the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter, Michael of Spirit Lake and Mrs. Merlin Nelson of St. Paul; one grandson; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Phillips of Swanton, Ohio.

Source: Fairmont Sentinel, Fairmont, Minnesota, March 24, 1975.


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