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Margaret "Marge" D. Koenigsknecht

August 29, 1928 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 90)

Margaret D. “Marge” Koenigsknecht died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born August 29, 1928 in Fredericktown, PA the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Dunay) Stay.  Margaret moved to Michigan at the age of 18 and she met her beloved husband Nick at a dance in St. Johns. They fell in love and were married on February 28, 1949. Together they raised eight children. Margaret was a wonderful mother, instilling in her children a strong faith, a hard work ethic and a never give up attitude. Faith and family were always first and this legacy continues with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Margaret was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns serving on several church groups and activities as well as Past President of the Altar Society. For several years she served as a volunteer at St. Johns High School in the special education room.  Surviving are five daughters, Janet (Michael) Sinke, Susan (Bob) Rehmann, Connie (Kurt) Conley, Mary (Mark) Geller and Karen (Doug) Lawrence; three sons, Ron (Darlene), Gary, and Nick (Rita); 26 grandchildren and 58 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Nick, infant son Gerard, a sister, Angie Haney and three brothers, Michael, Albert and Andrew Stay. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Linden, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 18 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.  Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or St. Johns High School Sports Boosters.


Donations may be made to:

St. Joseph Catholic School
201 E. Cass, St. Johns MI 48879

St. Johns High School Sports Boosters


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