Theresa M. Koenigs, 72, of Cambridge, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. A funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, in Cambridge. Fr. John Burns officiated. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. A rosary was at 7 p.m. Burial was in the Rosedale Cemetery, in Cambridge. Memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or Beacon of Hope Hospice.
Theresa Marie Slavens was born May 8, 1946, in McCook, Neb., the daughter of Gerald and Ruby Ruf Slavens. She was educated in the Quad City area and attended Moline High School. Her marriage to Ronald A. Koenigs took place on April 16, 1966, in East Moline. Theresa studied flower arranging at Black Hawk College, in Kewanee, where she also received her CNA designation.
She was employed at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo, in the 1970s, and then worked for area flower shops. Theresa was a caregiver for friends, neighbors, and her family. Her memberships included St. John Vianney Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. In her early years, Theresa was a 4-H and Scout leader.
Those surviving are her husband, Ronald; four children: Nancy (Alan) Evans, of Aurora; Daniel (Deanna) Koenigs, of Cisco; James (Kris) Koenigs, of Kewanee; and Rhonda Turner, of Atkinson; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include her mother, Ruby Slavens, of East Moline; and two brother, Ron and John Slavens. Her father, one sister, and three brothers preceded her in death.