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Neil D. Konietzko Jan. 25, 1943 - May 31, 2009

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LITCHFIELD -- Neil D. Konietzko, 66, of Roswell, Ga., died May 31.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Litchfield.

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Visitation is at the church for one hour before the service, with a rosary at 9:30 a.m.

Memorials are preferred to the Memphis Lynn Lafferty Trust Fund (www.memphislynnlafferty.com/donate.htm), the In jured Marine Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org/donate.html) or any fund supporting wounded veterans.

He was born January 25, 1943, in Litchfield to Joseph and Mildred (Reilly) Konietzko. He graduated in 1961 from Litchfield High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1964.

On Jan. 19, 1966, he married Sue Peifer. He retired from UPS after 37 years.

He is survived by his wife, five children, Cheryl (and John) Kennedy of Long Valley, N.J., Keri (and Stanis) Thiruthuvadoss of Naperville, Ill., David Konietzko of Portage, Wis., Kristen (and James) Wistrand of Katy, Texas, Bryan Konietzko of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren; siblings: Doug (and Pat) Konietzko of Minneapolis, Ed (and Lois) Konietzko of Litchfield, Robert Konietzko, Mark (and Bonnie) Konietzko of Grove City and Phil (and Maria) Konietzko of Palm City, Fla., Rose Ann (and Leo) Goodman of Richfield and Frances Garcia of Grove City.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

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