Carol Sue (Frerking) Koenig was born July 27, 1940, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri to Edgar and Nora (Wolters) Frerking. She was baptized into the Christian faith on August 28, 1940, in the home. On April 11, 1954, Carol confirmed her faith in the Triune God at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma, Missouri. Her confirmation verse was Luke 10:42.
Carol graduated from Holy Cross Lutheran School in Emma, Missouri, and Concordia High School in Concordia, Missouri. After attending St. Paul’s College in Concordia for one year, she was married to Clifford Koenig of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 30, 1960. The Lord blessed them with four children, Caryn, Craig, Cristen, and Corey.
Carol moved with Cliff to Bronx, New York where she served as Church Secretary, wife, and mother of two little ones, Caryn and Craig, from 1960 to 1964. When she and Cliff moved to Sedalia, Missouri in 1964 Cristen and Corey were born.
In 1971 she and her family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and then to Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1973. There she worked as a teacher’s aide, Pastor’s wife, and mother of four.
When the family moved to Joplin, Missouri in 1978, the children were all in school, so Carol took a full-time position as a teacher’s aide at Parkwood High School. In 1990 she and her family moved to Raytown, Missouri where Carol served her Lord as Church Secretary at Hickman Mills Community Christian Church.
Carol especially enjoyed traveling with Cliff, playing cards with friends, reading, attending her grandchildren’s activities, and serving the Lord in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
In addition to her husband, Cliff, Carol is survived by a daughter, Caryn Barbee, and husband Brian of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; son Craig Koenig, and wife Jill of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; daughter, Cristen Fiffik and husband Michael of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; son Corey Koenig and wife Lisa of Blue Springs, Missouri; and brother Robert Frerking and wife, Valerie of Concordia, Missouri, sister Deb Kueck and husband Bob of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, brother Randy Frerking and wife Brenda of Emma, Missouri.
Equally precious to Carol were her grandchildren Collin, Jordan, Kayslee, Brittany, Claire, Kyle, Jackson, Ally, Ethan, Grace, and Anna, and her great-grandchildren, Aria, Carter, Elliott, Rowan, Ace, and Skylar.
Carol is now celebrating the victory of eternal life won for her by her savior, Jesus. “God is good all the time . . . all the time God is good.”
Her family will receive family and friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2023 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. RD Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Timothy Lutheran Church LWML or One Good Meal Meal Delivery | Onegoodmeal2 | Lee’s Summit Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Emma, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Carol and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com