Irma Anna Koehneke
November 30, 1916 - September 27, 2019
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Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
N1615 Meadowview Drive
Greenville, WI
Thursday 10/3, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wednesday 10/2, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
Thursday 10/3, 2:30 pm
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
N1615 Meadowview Drive
Greenville, WI
Thursday 10/3, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Irma Anna Emma Knippa Koehneke, the third child of the late Adoph C. and Margaretha (Luker) Knippa was born in Austin, Texas on November 30, 1916. She was received into the Kingdom of Grace through Holy Baptism on December 17, 1916. Irma renewed her baptismal vow at her Confirmation on April 13, 1930 and was…

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Jane Hines (Zeddies left a message on October 8, 2019:
Kathy, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It is so difficult to lose a family member and I pray that you and your family will find strength snd peace in knowing that she is in heaven.
Love to all the Koehnke family.
Jeff - Neenah left a message on October 3, 2019:
I would visit with Irma "One" occasionally at the VNA, because my mother-in-law, Irma "Two", was also there too. I know they visited and enjoyed each others' company. It was obvious to see her dignity and joyful spirit. To Jan and Rod and the rest of family, condolences for your loss.
Mary Bauer left a message on October 3, 2019:
As a pastor at First English Lutheran Church, I had the joy of visiting with Irma various times. Her faith was evident in any conversation, even when her eyesight dimmed. God's peace and comfort be with your entire family.
Judi O'Brien left a message on October 3, 2019:
We were privileged to be Irma's backyard neighbor for a time. Her sight was almost gone, and yet she was a positive, joyful, elegant lady who extended friendship to us. My husband and Irma would talk for hours about their families and the LORD. She was one of the exceptional ones. Our sincerest sympathies to her entire family.
Martha left a message on October 3, 2019:
Jan, My thoughts are with you and yours. Irma was such a good friend and "neighbor" to my mom when they were both in valley vna. What a beautiful blessing. Now they are together once again with Our Lord. May God grant peace and comfort to all family and friends she's left behind.
As Psalm 27 says "One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life." Irma did that during her life and now beyond it.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
LaNell Kappler Mahler Koenig and Jerry Koenig left a message on October 2, 2019:
What a noble woman Irma was. As a student at Concordia, River Forest in the early sixties she was always attentive to the all of us. We loved seeing her at the kitchen window. Often we'd wave and she'd wave back. The obituary was well-written. I learned what a faithful servant she was to all whose lives she touched. May she rest in peace.
Salvatore P Simonetta Jr left a message on October 2, 2019:
I always enjoyed listening to Chris recounting his memories with Irma. She was a wonderful lady and a true inspiration to all who knew her. She will be truly missed. May the peace of Christ and the promise of the resurrection bring you comfort.
Judy Eitelman Avery left a message on October 2, 2019:
Aunt Irma was always a joy to be with. I will never forget her contagious laugh, beautiful smile and sweet hugs.
Jim Handrich left a message on October 1, 2019:
We just buried my mother who was 101, a little bit younger than dear Irma, so I fully understand She was a remarkable First Lady at Concordia River Forest. She knew students. I had the opportunity to work together with her on the premier for the new film, "College with a Cause." I'm grateful for President and Mrs. Koehneke's leadership and ministry during my years at RF. Thanksgiving for her faith and life.
Rosie Hinck Braun left a message on October 1, 2019:
She was a wonderful inspiration to me as a student in the 60's. She had many student leaders over for a meal or for dessert with her husband the PRES! I tried to follow her example of a faithful, helpful and loyal wife all the while keeping a wonderful sense of humor. God bless your family.
Lorraine Meier Dietel left a message on October 1, 2019:
Jan, I know how difficult it is to lose your mother.She will akways be part of you. Know thst she is now at peace.
Dan May left a message on October 1, 2019:
God's grace and peace to the Kohneke family! We knew Irma in passing and we knew Marty a bit better and know Dick very well! We were students at Concordia during their tenure. Our prayers are with you as you grieve her passing and celebrate her victory in our Risen Lord! During her 103 year journey she touched many lives and now leaves the legacy of her faithful family! With deep love and respect, Dan and Judy (Warneke) May,
Larry and Darlene Neumann left a message on October 1, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. Praise God for a life well-lived! She was a blessing to so many. Darlene has such fond memories of visiting with Jan and her mom at her house!
Brian Becker (RF Class of 1979) left a message on October 1, 2019:
To Dick and Jan and the family...Irma was gentile and strong spirit. I'm blessed to have met her, as were many. May God be with you in your grief and celebration of her life here and now her new life in Christ.
Chuck Steinbach left a message on October 1, 2019:
I was new to Appleton and AAL in Fall 1979 and remember Irma and Marty warmly welcoming me as new to area. Best of all was their Epiphany Brunch!!! She made me feel like I was special and important by her touch and greeting! I loved her short greeting to group , wonderful meal, lovely singing together. Again and again she welcomed us. God will warmly welcome her. :)
Connie Kammrath left a message on September 30, 2019:
Your mother was a gracious lady who welcomed me at Concordia Teachers College when I was a new faculty wife.
George & Carolyn Heider left a message on September 30, 2019:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of an extraordinary woman. She was highly supportive of us during our turn at the roles that she and Marty held at Concordia in River Forest. Her long and fruitful life was both blessed and a blessing to many.
Grace Schwane Poertner left a message on September 30, 2019:
We send our condolences to the Koehneke family. Irma, as a 1938 graduate of the Lutheran School of Nursing in St. Louis, was listed among our "early years" when class news was published in the LSN Alumni Bulletin. As a reporter for that bulletin, I am thankful I could know of Irma's contributions to nursing; her professional and voluntary efforts were so important to her community. A "thank you" goes to Irma's family for keeping our alumni association informed over the past years.
Russell Dawn left a message on September 30, 2019:
May the peace of Christ and the promise of the resurrection bring you comfort in this difficult time.
Julie w left a message on September 30, 2019:
Irma was a child of God who gave us great example to others to live for the Lord her smile her listening ear and beautiful heart will be missed may you rest in peace in the arms of our father Irma thank you for teaching us the way
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Clay Roberts left a message on September 30, 2019:
A life lived to it's fullest!
Judi Hapke left a message on September 30, 2019:
What a wonderful legacy Irma Anna left! Praying for comfort for each of you family members.
Gabby Schwertfeger left a message on September 29, 2019:
Oh how I will miss Imra greatly! I have enjoyed every moment of caregiver for her for many many years. She always had a smile on her face. She was one of the few who thanked me so very often. My thoughts and prayer are with the family during this time!
Karen & Edna Koehneke left a message on September 29, 2019:
To our Koehneke cousins and families:
We were saddened to hear of Aunt Irma’s passing. But we rejoice she is safe in the arms of Jesus in all of heaven’s glory! Thank you, Lord, for bringing Aunt Irma into our family!
Lisa m schaefer left a message on September 29, 2019:
Irma was a kind person and I will miss her dearly.
Always had a kind word to say when cleaning her room.will miss her smile and kind words
Karen Koschmann vna left a message on September 29, 2019:
So saddened by the loss of Irma. She was the light of my day at vna. Always will love Irma . Love and prayers.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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