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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Mary Pearl Koeninger

July 8, 1935January 8, 2020
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Mary Pearl Koeninger, 84, of Rockford, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born July 8, 1935 in Linton, IN. United in marriage to George Clarence Koeninger on October 4, 1992 in the Winnebago Courthouse. He predeceased her on September 4, 2018. Throughout her lifetime she was an owner of various restaurants including Koeninger’s Diner and Jackie’s Dutch Cupboard. Mary found great enjoyment in the outdoors either sitting by a bonfire, camping or attending to flowers. She loved to listen to old country music. She loved anytime spent with friends and family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Tony (Jackie) Shields, Tom (Sarah) Shields, Bobby (Angela) Bowersock, Dixie Hackler, Patricia Duncan; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her spouse, George; children, Rodney Eugene Bowersock and Steve Shields; sisters, Shirley and Edna Mae.

Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a condolence or memory www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Biography

Mary Pearl Koeninger, 84, of Rockford, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born July 8, 1935 in Linton, IN. United in marriage to George Clarence Koeninger on October 4, 1992 in the Winnebago Courthouse. He predeceased her on September 4, 2018. Throughout her lifetime she was an owner of various restaurants including Koeninger’s Diner and Jackie’s Dutch Cupboard. Mary found great enjoyment in the outdoors either sitting by a bonfire, camping or attending to flowers. She loved to listen to old country music. She loved anytime spent with friends and family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Tony (Jackie) Shields, Tom (Sarah) Shields, Bobby (Angela) Bowersock, Dixie Hackler, Patricia Duncan; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by her spouse, George; children, Rodney Eugene Bowersock and Steve Shields; sisters, Shirley and Edna Mae.