BYRON – Melissa L. Koenck, 44, of Byron, passed away on Jan. 7, 2019 in Byron.
Melissa was born in Rockford, to Paul and Terri Koenck (nee Floy) on Feb. 12, 1974. She is a graduate of Polo Community High School in Polo. She worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens in Rockford. She was passionate about music, adventures in travel, and had a sharp, witty sense of humor. Melissa found great enjoyment spending time with her family and close circle of friends. She cherished the bond she had with her sisters and doted on her two nephews. Friendship was equally important to Melissa. She was a loyal and steadfast friend to many. She was a devoted Momma to her fur babies Tala and Cuba.
Melissa is preceded in death by grandfathers Merlin Floy and Paul Koenck, Sr., Uncle Richard Floy, and Cousin Anna Speed.
Melissa is survived by her loving partner Scott Stevens of Byron, parents Paul and Terri Koenck of Polo, sisters Tracy (Brad) Leshinske (nee Koenck) of Glen Ellyn, Robyn (Mike) Halfman (nee Koenck) of Oregon, nephews Nash Halfman and Brady Leshinske, Grandmothers Adeline Floy of Clear Lake, Iowa and Marianne Cimino of Polo, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial visitation will be Monday from 4-6 p.m. with a Celebration of Life service immediately following at 6 p.m. at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St. in Polo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Melissa’s honor to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Rockford.