Rosa Koenig, 82, passed away March 7, 1991.
Rosa was born February 5, 1909 in Muehlhausen, Germany. She had four sisters and two brothers, some of whom died in infancy. Now she is the last of her family. Rosa learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from her branch president, Paul Schwarz and his family. She attended church with them in a rented hall and was baptized at age 13 (1922) in Wuppertal-Garmen. Her schooling was also finished there.She lived during two world wars, being drafted by the German Army in World Ward II and sent to Poland and Russia. She survived five bombings and after the end of the war, moved to England. Her emmigration papers were held up 26 years before she could go to Canada and finally to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1953. Staying with friends, she worked at the LDS Hospital for one year until she moved to Layton, Utah, where she had an office job. In 1966 she became a United States Citizen. She loved American and the church.
Rosa worked in the Church Financial Department from 1956-1974. She served a two year labor mission in the European Mission Office, Frankfurt, Germany, where she also taught Sunday School and was a counselor in the Relief Society. A second mission came ten years later and she was called to serve for 18 months in the Germany Munich Mission. She served as guide on Temple Square in Salt Lake City for 11 plus years. She also taught German at the Bonneville Elementary School for three years.
Rosa took many trips to her homeland over the years with gifts for her friends. She was especially generous to her beloved friends in East Germany. It was her priviledge to attend temple dedications in East Germany and in Frankfurt.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, at 12 noon in the Capital Hill Ward, 24 West 400 North, where friends may call 10:30-11:45 a.m. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates, 7800 South 3115 East. Funeral Directors, Memorial Estates.
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