Koeniger, Peter J. MD

Passed: June 20, 2012


Peter J. Koeniger, MD died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Hospice of the Valley in Goodyear, AZ.  He was 91.  Peter was a member of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and also the Wigwam Country Club.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary, his wife of over 50 years, Electra, his daughters Martha and Teresa, and sisters Emily and Elisabeth.  He is survived by son and daughter-in-law Neil and Stephanie, son Carl of Anchorage, AK and son Stephen of Palmer, AK.  Peter graduated Harvard Medical School, Class of 1944, as an obstetrician.  He served in the United States Army, doing general surgery during World War II and in the US Occupation of Germany.  In 1949 he became the first obstetrician in the Territory of Alaska.  Peter and Electra married in 1960.  In 1968, they and daughter Teresa moved to Aberdeen, WA.  Peter retired in 1985 after delivering an estimated 9,000 babies.  He and Electra maintained homes in Litchfield Park, AZ and Sudden Valley, WA until 2005 when they became full time Arizona residents.  There will be a visitation for Dr. Koeniger on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 9:00 to 10:00am at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338.  The rosary will be said at 10:00am, followed by a scripture service with Deacon Milford Suida officiating.  Interment will be in Aberdeen, WA.


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1 responses to Koeniger, Peter J. MD

  1. Lewis Hales says:

    Dr. Koeniger delivered me in Anchorage. I was never told he was so prominent.

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