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Remembering Irma Koehneke

Concordia University Chicago gives thanks to God for the life and faith of Irma KoehnekeIrma Koehneke, former first lady of Concordia Teachers College (River Forest), who died in the faith on Friday, September 27.

She was a beloved wife and provided great support to President Emeritus Martin Koehneke in his tenure from 1954 to 1972. She is warmly remembered as an active participant in college and community organizations during that time. When the Lord led Irma and her husband to Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent) in Appleton, Wisconsin, she brought her wisdom and counsel to his tasks there as well.

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Visitation and Funeral

Visitation for Irma was held on Wednesday, October 2, at Wichmann Funeral Home-Tri County Chapel, 1592 Oneida St., Menasha, WI. A funeral service took place on Thursday, October 3 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, N1615 Meadowview Dr, Greenville, WI.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions may be made to support the faculty of Concordia University Chicago through the Dr. Martin Koehneke Endowment for faculty enrichment and professional development. Please use our online giving form for a convenient way to give. If you prefer, your check, made payable to Concordia University Chicago, may be sent to the CUC Foundation, 7400 Augusta St, River Forest, IL 60305. Please note “Koehneke Endowment” in the memo line or call the Concordia University Chicago Foundation toll free at 866-448-3867.