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William J. "Bill" Koenig

Born: 1936     Died: 2015

William J.

William J. “Bill” Koenig. Loving son of the late Jerome and Dorothy Koenig. Dear brother of Nancy (late Ernest) Jeutter, Geraldine “Geri” (Richard “Whitey”) Vaughan and the late Charles (Pamela) Koenig. Jovial uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Ex-husband of the late Carolyn and stepfather to 4 sons. He will be missed by his best friend, Twister. Resting at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 South Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park where visitation will be held Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm. Services 7:00 pm. Interment private. Former policeman with the Village of Calumet Park. He will be missed and fondly remembered by his family and all who knew and loved him. Bill worked with his dad at the family-owned Jerry's Auto Parts and former owner of Bill’s Auto Repair. Bill was involved with stock car racing and was the first member inducted into Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame. (708) 614-9900 or


September 30, 2015  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


September 30, 2015
Service 7:00 pm
Tinley Park Chapel

Final Disposition:

Interment private



Paul Beck 09-30-2015 21:42

May God bless this gem of a man! It was my honor to call him my friend. I will never forget you! I know you will never realize the impact you had on so many people, but that was the essence of you. Thank you for your friendship!

Jerry Kalwasinski 09-29-2015 22:02

Nice to have known you Bill your were a great race car builder you gave it your all and then some.Rest in Peace Mr. Koenig.

Ernie 09-29-2015 20:06

I'll always remember what I was taught, and the struggles of learning from the school of hard knox, all I have accomplished in the mechanical world, stems back to Bill, Bill Koenig was a very special person, a once in a life time kinda of guy, 77

Matt Peterson 09-29-2015 19:26

A wealth of mechanical knowledge ,an historian of a place called Raceway Park ,a teller of stories from what actually was "the good old days " , was recently sent to Heaven . Savor those moments that are spent with folks like our friend Bill , I know I'll be thinking of him when I lift the head off of a flat head Ford or hear any V8 near red line . You know they're not making' 'em like that much anymore . My sincere condolences to all who knew him , he's in a good place now.

Joe kosman 09-29-2015 17:54

Rest in Peace Captain Bill you were always good for a laugh and always willing to help anyone out. Have to go out of time so can't say by in person. Really enjoyed face booking with you during all of the Blackhawks playoff games

Kim Kemperman 09-29-2015 14:46

Condolences and prayers to Bill's family and friends. You will be missed but not forgotten Bill. I will miss seeing you at the races and chatting with you on FB and seeing all your FB posts.I was proud to see you inducted into the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame for all you did for stock car racing. Some of my early childhood memories include coming to your garage with my dad across from Raceway Park. Rest in peace Bill.

Carly Werkman 09-29-2015 11:09

Sending my deepest sympathies to Bill's family. I've known Bill back from our Raceway Park days. Over the last few years we became close friends. He was my angel looking out for me everyday. Now he's doing it from heaven. I miss you, dear friend.

JOHN MARQUETTE 09-29-2015 08:33

Bill was a great man and good friend.He helped me and taught me so much. He will be missed more than I could ever put in words.

Bill Kerkstra 09-28-2015 21:52

Bill was friends to many and will be missed. The family needs to be lifted up in prayer at this time as they will endure difficult days and times with this loss. I'm very proud to have known Bill and will always value the assistance he never failed to offer. RIP Bill and Gods speed to the family.

sandy neumann 09-28-2015 21:30

I worked for bill at b&b hotdogs he was an awesome boss and friend his auto shop is where I learned to drive a tow truck he will be missed


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