Mary Jane Koenen, 83, of Newton, formerly of Hampton, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Newton.
Mary Jane, daughter of Reuben and Wilhelmine (Albers) Pralle, was born on October 13, 1935. She grew up in the rural Latimer area. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School and graduated from Franklin Consolidated School in 1953.
She married Richard Paul Koenen on November 17, 1954. They were blessed with six children.
Mary Jane enjoyed working with her husband in his chiropractic practice along with raising their children. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton and Our Savior Lutheran Church after moving to Newton in 2016. She was active in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Bible class, and quilting. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren and spent many hours at their various activities. She lived for family gatherings, especially after they grew up and left home.
Mary is survived by her six children - Dr. Jack (Dawn) Koenen of Forest City; Dr. Jeane Koenen of Atchison, Kansas; Jane (Dan) Allen of Newton; Dr. James (Pam) Koenen of Hampton; Dr. Jeffrey (Sarah) Koenen of Johnston; and Dr. Jay (Kelly) Koenen of Newton; grandchildren - Alexis Koenen, Samantha (Dustin) Roe, Anna (Rusty Mayfield) Koenen, Shara Koenen, Travis (Hollie) Allen, Tara (Joe) Ingraldi, Evan Koenen, Emily (Zach Moss) Koenen, Jackson and Emerson Koenen, Skye and Shae Koenen; step-grandchildren - Adam (Lisa) Posegate, Tyler (Hillary) Posegate, Michael (Jennifer) Posegate; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; nine step great-grandchildren; two sisters - Betty (Ted) Meyer and Janette Marcus Hughes.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Richard in 2000.
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I'm so sorry for the loss of Mary Jane. Although your grief may seem unbearable, know that God wants to comfort you. Pour out your heart to him in prayer and experience the peace that only he can give.
Jeremiah 29:11 says “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.
Our sympathy to the family.
Ken and Helen Tauscher
West Salem, Wi.
Mary was always kind to us whenever we happened to be at a family gathering. We are pleased to have met many family members. Jane, Jeff, Jay, Travis and Tara our hearts hurt for your loss. Know that we will be praying for you and trust God comforts you during this sorrowful time. She will be missed by all but you hold the wonderful memories that we trust you will treasure.
Joe and Laura Dickson
My heart goes out to this sweet women's family. I met and visited with her in the reception area of her son's and daughter-in-law's office. Dr. Jay and Kelly have shown the values that make a family proud. Mrs. Koenen shared her pride of all her children and grandchildren.
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