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In Loving Memory

Koncki, Celine

Koncki, Celine (nee Schmidt), age 75, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in Highland Park, IL hospital surrounded by her beloved family. Survived by her husband Thomas A. Koncki; her daughter Anne (Don) Schlingman, daughter Michelle Koncki; her parents William A. Schmidt and Mildred A. Oxmann; loving grandmother to Donny and Millie Schlingman and Gracie Koncki. Our dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friends.

Celine was born on March 11, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, she graduated high school from Corpus Christi and college from Mizzou and Webster University with a Master’s +30 in Education, she worked at St. Louis City public schools for over 20 years. Celine was an incredibly special lady with so much patience who taught 3, 4 and 5 year olds in Special Education. Kids always brought so much joy and love into her life. She really loved spending time with her family and friends, going to art shows, painting auctions, fishing, gambling, cruises, reading books, watching scary/suspenseful movies, drinking wine, playing poker and shopping. She enjoyed singing nursey rhymes, playing games & reading books to her grandkids. Celine was amazing, beautiful, bold, brave, compassionate, courageous, determined, fearless fighter, gracious, inspirational, loving, strong and supportive.

Services: Memorial Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Sat. Sept. 16, 12 noon until service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the ALS association.


3 thoughts on “Koncki, Celine”

  1. What can you say about the mother of 2 of my best friends, other than the fact she was such a warm, loving, beautiful person that made me feel welcome and taken care when I was with her. She is an amazing soul that I know is enjoying Heaven. Soar high, Mrs. Koncki! You are one of the best and and I know you are one of God’s favorites! Much love to all of you..Mr. Koncki and my friends Anne and Michelle, I love you guys so much and please let me know if there is any way I can help you. Love you all so much. 🕊

  2. To say Celine was my best friend would be an understatement. She was so much more; she was my family. I could always confide in her and her gentle heart would soothe my soul and even make me laugh. I guess that was one of her talents, making people laugh as they forgot their troubles. She had a loving spirit that reached out to everyone including strangers. To Celine, no one was a stranger but a potential friend. Her soul will live on to bring more joy in heaven. She will be missed by all who knew her.
    My sincere condolences to her husband, Tom, her two loving daughters, Anne and Michelle and her grandchildren. You are in my prayers.

  3. I worked with Celine at St. Louis Public Schools. She was one of the nicest, caring individuals that I have ever met. Heaven has gave Ned a beautiful Angel.


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