Ann M. Koenigsberg, 94

Ann M. Koenigsberg, 94, of Hampton, formerly of Sheffield, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2024, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton. Inurnment will take place at Wayside Cemetery in Chapin. Woodley Funeral Home and Crematory of Hampton is caring for Ann and her family.

Anne Marie (Grarup) Koenigsberg was born December 10, 1929, in Frederic, Wisconsin, the daughter of Andrew Schmidt Petersen Grarup and Kristiane Louise Rauff. Anne was named after her maternal grandmother, Anne Marie Rauff, and chose to eliminate the letter ‘e’ from the name she used in public.

She and her family lived in Cushing, Wisconsin, until Ann was five years old where upon they moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to her father’s new pastorate, 7th Ave Baptist Church. Ann attended Bloomer School in Council Bluffs from her Kindergarten year until her 7th grade year.

In 1941, her family moved to Sheffield, Iowa, to her father’s new pastorate, First Baptist Church of Sheffield, where she finished high school in 1948. That year, she received a four-year scholarship from the American Baptist Convention. After high school, Ann enrolled in Frances Shimer Junior College in Mount Carroll, Illinois, which she attended from 1948-1950. Upon finishing at Frances Shimer College, she finished her college experience at the University of Iowa where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in home economics.

On February 25, 1951, Ann was united in marriage to Harry B. Koenigsberg at the First Baptist Church in Sheffield, with her father officiating the ceremony. To this union, four sons and one daughter were born. Upon Harry’s passing in April of 2022, they had been married 71 years. Ann and Harry came back to the Sheffield area to begin farming in 1953. In 1956, they moved to the white house with the green shutters that is ½ mile south of Chapin, where they lived for 64 years.

She worked for one year at the Hampton Chronicle and seven years as the Children’s Librarian at the Hampton Public Library. Ann and Harry were integral to the founding of Faith Baptist Church of Hampton, 50 years ago. Ann enjoyed reading non-fiction, playing the piano and organ, camping with her family and European trips.

Ann is survived by her sons: Bruce (Pamela), David (Rosemary), Thomas (Kristine) and Jon (Eileen); daughter Jane (Tom) Kelley; 12 grandchildren: Joel (Deborah), Andrea (Nathan), Aaron (Ariel), Daniel (Elizabeth), Peter (Keri), Braden (Christy), Nathan (Hollie), Lisa (David), Lauren (Andrew), Ian (Melanie), Niles and Madeleine; 22 great-grandchildren: Colby (Logan), Kiera, Emily, Erica, Josiah, Lucille, Aiva, Mary, Jonah, Kathryn, Elliana, Vivian, Valerie, Mildred, Kate, Lillian, Abigail, Graham, Jeffrey, Theodore, Oliver and Emma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry Koenigsberg, grandsons Jeffrey Koenigsberg and Drew Kelley, and brother Eldon Grarup.

Memorials may be directed to Faith Baptist Church in Hampton.


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