JONES, Mich. - Victor Royce Konneck, 75, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.
April 14, 1937 - Nov. 13, 2012
JONES, Mich. — Victor Royce Konneck, 75, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at the Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac.
Victor was born on the family farm on April 14, 1937, the son of Paul and Beulah (Christner) Konneck, in the rural countryside between Union and Jones. He was raised in this home with four brothers and three sisters and continued living there for more than 71 years.
He attended Shavehead Country School through the eighth grade. He worked various jobs throughout his life, which included construction, factory and farming.
Victor lived a simple life and loved his family and friends. He liked to talk of his memories and always had a joke to tell. He liked to frequent local restaurants and to visit and harmlessly tease the waitresses. His favorite place was Spicy’s in Edwardsburg, where everyone called him Doc.
His failing health forced him to move to Stone Lake Manor in Cassopolis, where he was able to lunch at Cass County Council on Aging and socialize in the evening with other tenants.
Victor is survived by two sisters, Charlotte (Boyd) Troup and Donna (Raymond) Schrader, both of Jones; two brothers, Dallas (Della) Konneck of Union and Charles (Diane) Konneck of Constantine; and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Konneck of Jones and Joy Konneck of White Pigeon. There are many nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Vic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Paul; and sister Paulyne Waggoner.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 16, 2012, at Chapel Hill Missionary Church, 14525 Chapel Hill St., Union. Officiating will be the Rev. Ken Bontrager. Family and friends may gather for one hour before the services at the church.
After the services, a gathering of family and friends will be immediately in the church Fellowship hall for further social time. Cremation will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given toward a memorial forest established in Victor’s Honor at “Beulah Land,” Victor’s lifetime home.
Arrangements are by Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, Edwardsburg.