Mark Koenig

Obituary of Mark Koenig

Mark Lynn Koenig, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the age of 81.

Mark was born on Thanksgiving Day in 1936 to Herbert and Norma (Mann) Koenig. Mark attended Whittier Elementary, Mitchell Jr. High and graduated from Mitchell High School, class of 1954. He was united in marriage to Carol Jane Palmer in August of 1957. Mark graduated from the University of South Dakota in June of 1960 with a BS degree in Applied Science and Engineering. During his working career, Mark and his family lived in Iowa, Colorado and California. He retired in 1997 and moved to Scotland, South Dakota, from Los Angeles.

Mark enjoyed skiing, golfing, shooting trap and sporting clays, and upland bird hunting with his two bird dogs, Maggie I and Maggie II. He was an avid Denver Bronco fan.

Mark was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Carol Palmer; and his parents, Herbert and Norma Koenig.

Mark is survived by his son, Mark Koenig II of Cranbrook, British Columbia, and daughter, Sara Payne of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Ben Koenig and Caroline Koenig of Kansas City, Kansas, Alex Payne of Henderson, Nevada and Warren Payne of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be made to the Koenig family at To send a free card to the family, go to