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Kenneth “Bud” Koenig, 96, Detroit Lakes, MN died on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Ecumen Care Center, Detroit Lakes.
Kenneth E. Koenig was born Aug. 3, 1921 at Page, ND to Max and Esther (Morton) Koenig. He grew up near Page and graduated from high school there. In 1942, he enlisted in the US Navy. He served in WWII and was on the ship that tested the A bomb at the Bikini Atoll. On June 26, 1945, Bud was united in marriage to Barbara Taskey in Moorhead MN. After his honorable discharge in 1948, he worked for the Hartley Stock Farm in Page, tending sheep and cattle. In 1954, they bought their own farm near Page. They retired from farming in the late 1980’s and moved to Star Lake near Dent, MN. They moved to West Fargo, ND in 2001 when Barb became ill. He lived there until he developed health problems and entered an assisted living facility in Detroit Lakes in 2017.
Bud served on the Page School Board when the new school was built. He also was a 4H leader, enjoyed carpentry, flying, fishing, reading and gardening. Most of all, Bud loved his family, believed in hard work and always held onto a wealth of information. He was also a jokester who continued to play pranks on people to the end.
He is survived by his children: Sherry (Jim) Langdahl, Coon Rapids, MN,Terry (Juneal) Koenig, Page, Mike (Cindy) Koenig, Moorhead, Peggy (Lyndon) Maasjo, Dent, Patty Olstad (Jerry Keys), Page, JoAnn (Marvin) Thorson, Page; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, a brother Gerald (Nora) Koenig, Moorhead and several nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and siblings, Dorothy, Edward and Robert.
Funeral: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 2 PM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow.
Burial: Page Cemetery.
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