OUR COUNCIL DECEASED BROTHERS
NAME — DATE — ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
G.K. Ravetto shared that Bernie Dufresne has passed away. Bernie was
one of the original Charter Members for Council #8386 and was a special individual who was very involved in the past with this Council. His kitchen food preparation skills were outstanding.
Thomas A. Gugliotta 12/08/2017 GK
Jerome J. Koenig 10/24/2017 GK, FN
Gordon J. Ackerman 05/23/2017
Jayme Salazar 04/28/2017
Charles S. Phipps 09/10/2016
Alvin Graves, Jr. 05/31/2016
Paul C. Pradzinski 11/23/2015
Donald E. Osman 10/17/2015
Robert A. Palmer 04/16/2015 Deacon
Maurice J. Randall 02/20/2015 DGK
Clarence F. Dolezal 10/22/2014
Kenneth C. Hallows 10/16/2014
Robert J. Soikkeli 10/10/2014 Deacon
Luis G. Hernandez 05/04/2014
Lasaro M. Villa 03/28/2014
Robert J. Remillard 09/04/2013
Leroy C. Humes 12/31/2012
Joseph O. Eisenmann 11/05/2012
Walter F. Zydel 08/10/2012
Willard J. Diedrich 04/06/2012
John W. Farl 03/03/2012
Jerome J. Koellen 06/11/2011
Thomas McBreen 05/11/2011
Frank F. Medina 04/25/2011
Vernon G. Silva 12/21/2010
Douglas A. Roberts 02/07/2010
Louis A. Graveline, Jr. 01/09/2010 GK, DD
Joseph D. Gour 10/27/2009
Gerald J. Richard 04/09/2009
Theodore A Steinberg 10/02/2008
Jerome J. (Jerry) Koenig
Jerome J. (Jerry) Koenig, a resident of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Marley House in Prescott. He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Jerry was a devout Catholic, which guided the way he lived throughout his life.
Jerry was born on Jan. 29, 1927, in Juanita, North Dakota.
Jerry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8386, 4th Degree Knights of
Columbus (Bishop Francis J. Green Assembly) and was a member of Knights of
Columbus Council 1465 in Monterey, California, and Santa Rosalia Assembly in
Monterey, California. He was a Past Faithful Navigator and Past District Deputy.
Jerry went to Farragut, Idaho Navy Training Station for boot camp. After graduating as
Seaman Second Class, orders led him back to Farragut for Quartermaster School.
Following completion orders then led him to San Francisco where, he received orders to
USS Orizaba (AP24) in Seattle. The Orizaba carried troops to numerous Pacific Islands.
At Pearl Harbor, the Orizaba received orders to proceed to Tampa, Florida.
While transiting the Panama Canal information was received that President Roosevelt
had passed away. He was then ordered to the USS Fargo (CL-106). With the ending of
WWII, Jerry then entered the civilian work force in Kansas. Jerry enlisted in the US Coast
Guard and was assigned to the numerous Coast Guard stations. There Jerry advanced to
Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), serving as Commanding Officer of a Light Ship, two rescue
stations and two 110-foot ice breaking tugs.
As a proud American and the Commanding Officer of the USCG Cutter Mahoning, which
serving as escort for the 1976 Bicentennial celebration in New York Harbor, Jerry was the
recipient of WWII campaign ribbons and commendation ribbons. Married and after
serving 23 years in the US Coast Guard, he retired as Chief Warrant Officer (W4).
Originally Published: October 29, 2017 6:02 a.m.
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He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Boyer Koenig; and his brother, William
Keneth Koenig of Bellingham, Washington; and his grandson, Kris Hinckly of Boston,
Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Albert Koenig and
Francis Lonski Koenig; his brothers, Raymond Koenig and Aloysius Koenig; and his
sisters, Rita Robbins and Roselyn Miller. We would like to thank the Marley House staff
for their compassionate care. Donations may be made to the St Germaine’s Building
Fund. Jerry will be missed by all who enjoyed his smile, his friendship, and devotion to his
Funeral Services will be at St. Germaine’s Catholic Church on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017,
with Rev. Daniel Vollmer, Pastor, officiating. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m.,
followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
A Military Burial will follow at a later date.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.ruffnerwakelin.com.
Information provided by survivors.
Lieutenant- Colonel Charles Sherwood Phipps, 100, passed away peacefully in his Dewey, Arizona home on September 10, 2016. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Charles was born on February 29, 1916 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma to Robert Karl Phipps, Sr. and his wife Caroline Lilly Sherwood. He spent his early years in Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. In 1941 he joined the United States
Army Air Corps and graduated as an aviation cadet from Thunderbird Field in Glendale, Arizona. He was stationed in Bakersfield, Stockton, and Merced, California during the war years. He separated from active duty in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1946. In 1952 he returned
to active service for the Korean conflict, stationed at Taegu AB (K-2), Taegu, Korea. He was then stationed at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Scott AFB, Illinois, Luke AFB, Arizona, stationed at Ramstein and Weisbaden in Germany, James Connally AFB, Texas and finally
Hickam AFB, Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired to Phoenix in 1968 and moved to his Dewey home in 1976.
Charles was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Waco, Texas and Prescott Valley, Arizona and the Benedictine Oblates. He was parishioner at both Sacred Heart Church in Prescott, and St. Germaine’s in Prescott Valley. He loved
golf, round dancing, traveling with his wife, and visiting his grandchildren.
Jim was an active member, including DGK for a couple of years and he was a 4th Degree.
Funeral Arrangements for Jim (Maurice) are pending for Friday, May 15th at 10:30am. There will be a luncheon after the Mass.
Blessings, Linda Knize Ables
- Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th (5:00pm – 8:00pm) at Sacred Heart Church – Rosary at 7:00pm
- Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, April 9th. (10:00am) at Sacred Heart Church.
- Pews are being reserved for us up front, on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s side of the church. Please sit together with us as a council!!!
- Please wear your council shirt/jacket or a similarly “BLUE” colored shirt to show your support as a council.
- Please come to our council’s monthly breakfast in Reiser Hall afterwards. (Only $5/person, kids 11 & under free, maximum family cost is $20.00, regardless of the number of children.)
- “Thanks” to Linda Ables, our Parish Pastoral Assistant, all Eucharistic Ministers / Lectors / Gift Bearers at this Mass will be council members/family members!
On Oct 8, 2014, at 1:17 PM, EARL BOGGLER wrote:
> Brother Lasaro “Laz” Villa was born 12/17/1927.
> He made his 1st Degree on 07/01/1957 and had attained his 3rd Degree.
> Bro Laz died 03/27/2014.
> Terry Dirren, his sister-in-law, said that “Until the end his mind was sharp. He thoroughly enjoyed both the “COLUMBIA” and the “Knightline”. He was very proud to be a Knight”.
> Please keep Laz, his wife Lydia and their family in your prayers!
> Vivat Jesus,
2/ 22/ 14
Adoration bereavement Liturgy
After a long hiatus St. Germaine Parish will resume its Adoration Liturgy and Prayers for the Dead on March 1st following First Saturday Mass (starts approx.. 9:45am).
The liturgy will last approximately 30 minutes where we will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and offer prayers for the deceased and those who grieve. Please plan to attend.
Please forward this to those who may be interested.
Dcn. Wayland Moncrief
Death of a Brother Knight’s wife
Brother Paul Elks’ wife passed away. Please remember Paul, his wife, and his family in your prayers!
Outreach to Widows / Widowers: