Services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima church in Lakewood. Viewing (with open casket) will be at 9:00 am Monday, February 4, 2019. There will be a rosary at 10:15 am, and a Mass at 11:00 am. A luncheon will be held in the church hall following the services. There will be a burial service at Fort Logan on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 11:00 am.

If sending flowers, please have delivered to Our Lady of Fatima Church before the viewing on February 4th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Zhittya Regenerative Medicine

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Multiple System Atrophy Coalition

Ruth Anita Koenig

Forever in Our Hearts
November 5, 1947 :: Lacona, Iowa
Passed Away:
January 23, 2019 :: Lakewood, Colorado

After attending training in Omaha, Nebraska, Ruth began her career with the Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. There she met her soulmate, Robert Arnold Koenig, who was also stationed there with the Navy. They were married on June 14, 1969, and enjoyed a very loving partnership for 49 years. Ruth worked at the Federal Center in Lakewood after they moved to Colorado. She enjoyed many years and made countless friends during her career. After retirement, Ruth and Bob continued to enjoy many adventures with friends and family. They loved to travel and visited many countries and enjoyed spending time with family and friends on all their many trips. Robert passed away July 16, 2018, after a long battle with multiple systems atrophy. Ruth was his sole caregiver and companion during his illness. Their life together was an example of pure love.

Ruth was a very special, tough, caring lady. She was always ready to give a helping hand. No request was too great or frivolous. She always took the time to have meaningful conversations with everyone. Her family and many friends will miss her greatly.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Bertha Schurman, her husband, Robert Koenig, brother-in-law, Ed Iversen, and sister-in-law, Karen Schurman.

Ruth is survived by 4 brothers, Melvin (Chae), John, Ray (Shari), Michael (Delores) , all Schurman’s, 3 sisters, (Erma) Cathy (Jerry) Burnes, Mary Iversen, Rita (Richard) Reil, 2 sisters-in-laws, Pam(Stan) Johnson, Lori (Van) Moreau and many nieces, nephews, godchildren, great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Patrick Burnes, Tim Cox, Gregory Iversen, David Iversen, Matthew Reil, Daniel Schurman, Andrew Schurman, and Lyle Freerksen.

We know her speedy flight to heaven to unite with her beloved Bob was filled with happiness.

Rest in peace and enjoy eternity. Ruth, we will all miss you every day until we meet again.


5 Responses to Ruth Anita Koenig

  1. Joan Koenig says:

    I am so sorry you all have lost Ruth. She is at peace now and reunited with her Love Bobby

  2. Brent and Glenda Vossler says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was one of the first people I met when we moved to Colorado. She was a very special friend. Brent and Glenda

  3. Brent and Glenda Vossler says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was one of the first people I met when we moved to Colorado. She was a very special friend.

  4. Silvia C Perez says:

    Ruth was a great loving person and friend. I was blessed to have known her at work and as a friend when I met her in Colorado. She gave me great advice as I moved to Phoenix with my new blending family, which I hold dearly. I will always remember her great smile and laughter. My prayers goes out to her family and God bless you.

  5. Zada Goucher says:

    She was a special lady, so giving

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