OUR COUNCIL DECEASED BROTHERS
NAME — DATE — ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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
SK Jerome “Jerry” Koenig died about 6:30 am., 10/24/17
May God grant him eternal peace.
and richly bless his wife Carolyn.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jerry Koenig. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday November 2nd, with a Rosary at 10:30am and Mass at 11:00am.
Blessings, Linda Ables Knize
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.
Bro Allen R. Graves Mass is scheduled for March 2nd at 8:00 AM.
Bro Charles S. Phipps Mass is scheduled for March 4th at 9:00 AM.
See you there.
Brother Phipps, our eldest member has died and was 100 years old.
He served the K of C for 34 consecutive years and was a 3rd Degree Honorary Life member.
His wife, June, followed close behind Brother Phipps. She died early last December.
May they rest in peace.
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.
The funeral Mass for Charles Becker
(father of Doug Becker) will be:
Friday May 20, 2016
Rosary 10:30 am
Mass 11:00 am
Luncheon after Mass
Final internment 1:30 pm
Donna Krivdo’s memorial service will be at St Germaine and is scheduled for Saturday, 01/09/2015, at 10:30 AM. Reception will follow.
After Brother Knight, Jack Krivd,o died, Donna, wheel chair bound, continued to attend Council events. And, she usually contributed a little extra to help with costs. She told me that she especially enjoyed our Annual Anniversary/Awards Banquet.
Let’s have a good showing at her memorial service.
Lucy Rowley, wife of brother Knight Don Rowley, passed away 11/11/15.
Please keep her, Don, and their family in your prayers.
Lucy’s viewing will be this Thursday at St. Germaine’s, 11/19/2015:
– 9:00 AM is for her family,
– 9:30 AM is for us,
– 10:00 AM is Rosary,
– 10:30 AM is Mass,
– following Mass, please gather in the Hall for a light luncheon and remembrances.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating towards medical expenses at Compass Bank, Lucy Rowley Memorial Fund.
Lucy’s obituary is in today’s Daily Courier.
Funeral Arrangements for Brother Maurice “Jim” Randall (2745724) died 02/20/2015.
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
Tuesday – April 21st. 10:30am.
DEACON BOB PALMER FUNERAL PHOTOS
It is with much sadness in my heart that I inform you that our Brother Knight and good friend,Dcn. Bob Palmer died at about 1:15pm this afternoon.
He was surrounded by his loving wife, Chris, and good friends when God called him home to be with Him in heaven and he appeared to be in no pain or distress at the time.
Fr. Dan arrived soon after being notified and anointed Bob for his transition from this life to his eternal reward. Fr. Dan is planning a showing for Dcn. Bob up at St. Germaine Church prior to him being cremated.
Funeral Arrangements for Dcn. Bob
Monday – April 20th. 6:00 – 8:30pm.
Viewing of the body at St. Germaine Catholic Church
Rosary at 6:30pm
Tuesday – April 21st. 10:30am…. Funeral Mass
I am asking Bro. Doug and Bro. Leo to arrange a call out for Dcn. Bob’s Viewing and Rosary at the church. As soon as I learn of the date/time I will pass that information on as well!
Dcn. Robert Palmer
May 20, 1948 – April 16, 2015
Good Bye Our Loved and Valued Friend!
It is with a sad heart that I share with all of you the news of Fr. Daryl’s death on Good Friday Morning. He had been in Hospice and was with friends as he passed away at 2:00am.
Please remember our Brother Knight (3rd Degree Member) and the Former Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Prescott in your prayers.
- 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.
In respect for Fr. Daryl, and his support of his Brother Knights and Our Order, please wear your K of C Shirt when attending any of these events.
Also, if you are a 4th. Degree Member, there has been a “Call-Out” for Fr. Daryl’s rosary (be there in regalia at 6:15pm.) and funeral mass (be there in regalia at9:15am.).
Your in Christ,
Brother Maurice “Jim” Randall (2745724) died 02/20/2015. He was an active member of our Council, including DGK for two consecutive years, and the Knights of Columbus for 32 years. I have spoken with his wife, Jackie, and she indicated that Bro Jim donated his body to science. When they’ve finished with his body, in about six weeks or so, they will cremate it and return his ashes to her. When she receives his ashes she will call me and discuss subsequent plans: Funeral Mass, etc. Please pray for Bro Jim and his family (he had another granddaughter born yesterday).
Brother Richard L. Friend, Jr. died very recently. He was in the process of transferring to Our Council. I am attempting to contact his daughter, who he was living with, and find out more. Please pray for Bro Richard and his family.
In your service,
Council 8386, FS,
Brother Clarence F. Dolezal died 10/22/2014. He was born 03/26/1930, achieved 1st Degree 05/01/1956, and was an Honorary Life member. He did not achieve 4th Degree.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at St Germaine Catholic Church,
Our Council’s Annual
for Deceased Members
is Sunday, November 16, 2014
at the 8:00 am Mass
The Deceased Brothers of Council #8386, as of 10/22/2014 (to 2008) are:
Kenneth C. Hallows – 10/16/2014
Robert J. Soikkeli – 10/10/2014
Lasaro M. Villa – 03/28/2014
Robert J. Remillard – 09/04/2013
Leroy C. Humes – 12/31/2012
Joseph O. Eisenmann – 11/05/2012
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
Douglas A. Roberts – 02/07/2010
Joseph D. Gour – 10/27/2009
Gerald J. Richard – 04/09/2009
Theodore A Steinberg – 10/02/2008
“May They Rest in Peace”
Within the Loving Care of Jesus Christ, Our Lord!
Realizing that some of you may normally attend other weekend Masses, I am requesting that you please consider joining your Brother Knights, Family Members and Friends of the Council at this special Mass and help us in showing our respect for our members who have died in the last few year, but especially within the last year.
- 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!
“If” …. you are unable to attend this Memorial Mass, please take some time during the day to remember them and their families in your prayers!
“If” …. any widows are in need of transportation in order to attend this Mass, please contact me and I will attempt to arrange transportation for you!
My gratitude & appreciation to Our Worthy Financial Secretary, Earl Boggler
for giving me an accurate/updated list of deceased members!!!!
Council’s Memorial Mass Committee Chairman
I regret to inform you of the death of another member of our council this past week.
Brother Kenneth Hallows died on October 16th. and his services are:
Wake = Friday, October 24th. between 9:30am – 11:00am at St. Germaine Church
Funeral = Friday, October 24th. at 11:00am at St. Germaine Church
Please take some time and come to St. Germaine Church to show your respects to a Brother Knight of “55 years”! If you are not able to attend, please take some time and remember Brother Ken and his family in your prayers!
My sincerest “THANK YOU” to the 28 men and women who attended the Memorial Rosary for Dcn. Bob Soikkeli before our council meeting this evening. What a great show of support and love for one of our Brother Knights!!!!!
Please take a few minutes and visit the “Memory” Website for Dcn. Bob Soikkeli attached below.
Paul Barko, PGK
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!
I am writing to inform you of the death of one of our members, SK Joseph Eisenman, and a request that you remember him, his wife (Helen) and his family in your prayers.
As of this time I was told that Bro. Joseph will be laid out at Wakelin Funeral Home on Thursday (11/8/12) and his funeral mass will be at St. Germaine Church on Friday (11/9/12) at 10:30am.
Outreach to Widows / Widowers:
Your officers and trustees have agreed that we as a council need to take Fr. McGivney’s call to care for widows to heart by reaching out to the widows of St. Germaine Parish. We are initiating an effort to compile a list of all widows in the parish and begin inviting them to attend council sponsored functions and help them feel actively involved in parish activities. A number of members have been speaking out on behalf of widows and in support of our newly established VIP Program. We have enlisted the help of Rose Martinez in the office who has agreed to help us compile a list of widows / widowers so that we can make more focused efforts in including them in both council and parish activities. Your ideas and support are encouraged in this program!