Steven R. Koenig

Steven R. Koenig

Steven R. Koenig 72, of Freelandville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. 

He had worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Cenbter, Crane Division, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Diana Jean Koenig; his children, Melissa Koenig, Steven G. Koenig, Amber Roark, Max Koenig and Jason Koenig; and his foster siblings, Ralph Alford, Shenna Cobb, Dana Rybicki.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-UttFuneral Home, Bicknell Chapel. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

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Cavanaugh, Barbara Ann, died Nov. 7, 2019. Services: 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at The Harmony Society, 111 N. Second St..

Duesterberg, Virginia L., died Dec. 24. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. today at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Christian Education Foundation, 229 Church St., Vincennes, IN 47591; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Suite 810, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246; or the Daniel J. Duesterberg Scholarship Fund, in care of the Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Houck, Daniel Sr., died Jan. 15. Services: 1 p.m. CST on Saturday at the Emmons Macey Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Price Cemetery in Russellville, Illinois. Visitation: noon CST until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Miller, Patricia A., died Jan. 14. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Schnauzer Rescue Group, 1930 King Richard Parkway, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Condolences:  

Pruitt, Etta Marie, died Jan. 18. Services: 5 p.m. on Sunday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Gentle Care Nursing Facility, 1202 S. 16th St., Vincennes IN 47591.

Small, Mary Jane, died Jan. 20. Services: noon today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Kirk Chapel Cemetery in Robinson, Illinois. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences:


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