Obituary: Daniel Christopher Koenig, 24, of Tahoe City
Daniel Christopher Koenig passed away on March 7th, 2015, at the young age of 24.
Dan was born April 26th, 1990, and grew up in the greater Tahoe City area, graduating from North Tahoe High with the Class of 2008.
He loved all the outdoor activities that our beautiful Tahoe environment offers and spent his free time hiking, fishing, camping, bicycling, skateboarding, riding dirtbikes, wheeling into Desolation, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer.
For work Dan found great satisfaction and a true sense of belonging in what he slyly referred to as forestry management.
A materialistic minimalist, Dan lived a maximum life of his own design. His outlook was inspirational and carefree. He laughed easily and tended to be the life of the party.
Dan, we will remember your easy ways, playful spirit and infectious smile. We already miss your ridiculously funny antics. Our hikes through the forest and the “Stick of Death” will never be the same.
Dan leaves behind his brother, Nick Koenig; his mother and father, Kathie Fenley and Chris Koenig; grandmother Lillian Koenig; grandfather Darryl Fenley; numerous aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and cousins on both sides of the Fenley-Koenig family; and his lifelong friends, “the boys” and “the Kings Beach kids.”
A celebration of Dan’s life will be held on Saturday, March 28th, at 12 noon at Skylandia Park in the Lake Forest subdivision east of Tahoe City.
True to Dan’s, style we’re asking everyone to bring a side dish or dessert to share; we’ll have BBQ and beverages on hand. In the event of foul weather, the back-up location is the North Tahoe High School. The family looks forward to seeing you there.