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Born: July 24, 1941

Death: December 16, 2008

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George Getz Koenig

July 24, 1941 - December 16, 2008

George Getz Koenig, 67, passed away
on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in Sandpoint, Idaho.  He will be laid to rest in
Arlington National Cemetery with memorial services to be held at a later date.


George was born on July 24, 1941 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Edward and Saray Koenig.  He grew up and attended
schools in the Philadelphia area.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of
16, and retired 23 years later.  He spent most of his military career stationed
in Germany, and he did two tours in Vietnam.


He married Olivia Stone in
Massachusetts in 1961, and they divorced 3 years later.  In 1988 he moved to
Sandpoint, Idaho to be closer to family.  He will be greatly missed by his
family and friends here and in Germany.


He was a member of the United States
Coast Guard Auxiliary.  He enjoyed his golden retriever “Rudy,” bowling, and
boating.


He is survived by his daughter,
Danette Balsam of Fitchburg, MA; two sisters, Saray (John) Zeazeas of Coeur
d’Alene, ID and Barbara Hughes of Turnersville, NJ; aunt, Elynor Sassone of New
Hope, PA


He was preceded in death by his
parents Edward Koenig and Saray Bell, and son Edward K. Koenig.


Memorial donations may be made to the
Disabled American Veterans, 211 S. Lincoln, Sandpoint, ID 83864; or the
Panhandle Animal Shelter, 870 Kootenai Cut-Off Road, Ponderay, ID 83852.


Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is
handling the arrangements. 



 






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