Clemons Albert Koenig (Clem), 85, of Chillicothe, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, Mo.
Clem Koenig was born May 31, 1927 in Ritchey, Mo., the son of Alfred Koenig and Frances Catherine Graskemper Koenig. On Jan. 3, 1953 Clem married Loretta Hope Miller in Butler, Mo. She preceded him in death on Dec.5, 2004.
He was a veteran who served in the United States Navy and was discharged in 1947.
Clem was a farm management specialist and was University of Missouri Extension Agent from 1960 until 1992. He was also the bookkeeper for the Hope Shoppe which he and Hope owned and operated in Chillicothe, and he was a real estate agent for Gaslight Realty in Chillicothe.
Clem was a member of St. Columban's Catholic Church in Chillicothe.
He is survived by five children, Chris Koenig and wife Melinda, Dawn, Mo., Fran Meeker, Trenton, Mo., Rick Koenig and wife Kate, Sedalia, Mo., Julie Cooper, Columbia, Mo., and Mike Koenig and wife Elizabeth, Cameron, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Jared Meeker, Anna Ramirez, Gabriel Koenig, Eddie Koenig, Ashley Cooper, Shane Cooper, Nicholas Koenig and Deryck Koenig; three step-grandchildren Dakota, Jocelyn and Loralei Brady; a great grandchild, Brayden Koenig; a brother, Clarence Koenig, Monett, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Hope; three brothers, Phillip, Paul and Bernard and a sister Agnes.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at St. Columban's Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Mo. Burial will be at St. Columban's Cemetery, Chillicothe, Mo. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Clem Koenig may be made to St. Columban's Catholic Church and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.