William “Bill” Arthur Koenig, 76, of Edwardsville, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at University Nursing & Rehab in Edwardsville.
He was born Nov. 25, 1939 in Granite City, the daughter to the late Victor and Olga (Karrer) Koenig.
Bill was a world traveler, published professional photographer and chef working at several local restaurants and resorts in Hayward, Wis. He had also been a teacher and football coach in Savannah, Mo., Alton, Wood River and Granite City schools as well as being camp sports director at Camp Sunnen Boy Scout Camp. He was a member of Trinity UMC in Granite City. He was an accomplished drummer and played in many orchestras and bands.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Dr. James Strake of Schoolcraft, Mich., and Heidi and Steve Reed of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Alexander (Brittany) Duffin, Emily Duffin, Austin Reed, Blake Reed, Matthew Reed, Trent Strake, Nolan Strake and Shayla Strake; two sisters, Marilyn Parker of Edwardsville and Arlene Boner of Granite City; his former wife, Linda Mizell of Edwardsville; and many friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Clay Parker.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at St. John UCC in Granite City with the Rev. Karla Frost officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Online information and guestbook may be found at www.wojstrom.com.