Elizabeth Koenigs

Today we lost our dear Aunt Betty. Elizabeth Koenigs, 95, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023 at St. Francis Home. She was born in Fond du Lac, WI on October 28, 1927 to Joseph and Julia (Birschbach) Lefeber. She grew up on the family farm east of Fond du Lac.

Betty married Francis Koenigs on April 21, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 11, 1987. They enjoyed camping, boating and fishing. Although they were never blessed with any children, they were blessed with many nieces and nephews that they loved.

After graduating from Goodrich in 1945, she enrolled in secretarial school. Her penmanship was perfect which made anything she wrote enjoyable to read. Betty worked as a secretary for Eugene McLaine at the Fond du Lac Public library for over 25 years.

She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Holy Family Christian Women and Daughters of Isabella. During Betty’s retirement, she traveled extensively with her friends and would rarely be found at home. She had traveled to 8 different countries which provided her with many great memories.

Elizabeth is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Kraus, many nieces and nephews.

Betty was the last and youngest of seven children. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis; brothers, Elmer (Margaret) Lefeber (Beatrice Krug) and Harold (Elaine) Lefeber; sisters, Lucille (Louis) Loehr, Louise (Jerome) Huberty, Dorothy (Ambrose) Koenigs and Julietta (Francis) Konen; brothers-in-law, Paul (Joyce) Koenigs and Ben Kraus; sisters-in-law, Lillian (Wilbert) Kraus and Sally (Louie) Piazzon.

SERVICES: Betty’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, May 1, 2023 for time of visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at St. Francis Home Chapel, 33 Everett Street in Fond du Lac. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM in the Chapel. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elizabeth’s name can be sent to SSM Heath Hospice Hope or St. Vincent de Paul Society.