Herbert Rex Koenigshof
(March 31, 1927 – February 28, 2008)
Passed away at home in Seattle, Washington on February 28, 2008. He was born March 31, 1927 in Buchanan Michigan to Sylvia (Wolkins) and Edward Koenigshof.
His childhood in rural Buchanan Michigan was full of wonderful memories of adventurous times and a few playful pranks with his brothers and sister. Especially memorable was growing up in the log home his father built.
Herbert served his country in the United States Navy during World Was II. After honorable service with the Navy in the South Pacific, Herbert worked as an electrician, and piano tuner. At that time he met Evelyn Newberg and they married November 8, 1958.
Herbert worked for Clark Equipment in Michigan for many years, then for Pan Am Airlines in Washington State.
One of Herbert’s favorite summer activities was gardening, especially growing tomatoes and raspberries. He also enjoyed sail boating on Lake Union, fishing, and woodworking. After retiring, he volunteered at the Puget Sound Maritime Heritage Society where he could share his boating knowledge with others.
He was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle.
Herbert is survived by Evelyn, his wife of 49 years; brothers Gerald, William, and John; daughter Sara Furman; and grandchildren Jennifer, Matthew, Veronica, and Steven. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Katherine, and brother Robert.
Viewing was on Wednesday March 5th at Howden – Kennedy, from 5PM - 7PM with Rosary at 7PM. The Funeral Mass was held Thursday, March 6th, 2008 at 10AM at Holy Rosary Church. He was interred at Evergreen – Washelli.
Donations may be made to the American Red Cross.
Please sign our guest book at www. Howden-Kennedy.com.
Published March 12, 2008 in the West Seattle Herald.