M. Lisa Koenig

September 26, 1956 ‒ August 22, 2020

Dublin, Ohio

M. Lisa Koenig, age 63, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her residence. She was born on September 26, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Jacob and Betsy (Norelius) Koenig.  Lisa earned her Bachelors degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University and later earned her Masters degree from The Ohio State University.

Lisa retired in 2014 after 30 plus years serving as a Hydrologist for the EPA in Columbus.  Upon retiring she spent many hours volunteering for A.S.C.  of Columbus.

Lisa loved the outdoors, spending days backpacking or kayaking.  She was a world traveler and passionate about protecting our environment.  She loved music and would often play the harp or dulcimer.  Lisa will be sadly missed by her family and a wonderful circle of friends.

She is survived by her sister Ann Wobbecke of Glenmont; brothers, Peter (Lisa) Koenig of Maryland and Mark (Tanya) Koenig of Vermont; nine nieces and nephews and eleven great nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Fred Waltz.

The family will observe a Celebration of Life on Sunday, September 13, 2020 beginning at 2 p.m. at the A.S.C., 6000 Harrot Drive, Powell, Ohio 43065.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of M. Lisa Koenig.

Memorial contributions in Lisa’s name may be made to A.S.C.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


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  • Dearest Ann, Peter and Mark I’m so sorry to hear that Lisa had been ill and recently passed away. I can still picture her big smile as a young girl. How sad for you all to lose another sibling too young! I hope it is some comfort to think of the loved ones who’ve “gone ahead” being together, watching over you in peace. These times are difficult and make us hope for a lasting grace in the hereafter. I never knew Lisa was a harp and dulcimer player. I wish I’d heard her! Those and her scientific endeavors are amazing talents, among many to be recalled at the celebration of her life. My heart goes out to you. Love always, Joani

  • As a coworker of Lisa’s for over 30 years, I will remember her smile and laughter the most. While she was an excellent geologist and passionate about her work, family, outdoor activities, and music, Her smile and laughter were the always present and so that is how I will remember her…smiling and laughing.

  • My thoughts and prayers for you, Lisa’s family.

    I knew Lisa for only a few years. I feel blessed to have met her. We went on a few camping trips.

    Despite her many illnesses, Lisa never complained. She was always conerned with others, listening to our issues etc.

    She is at peace after a long illness.

    I feel we have an angel in heaven now.

  • I am so very sorry to learn of Lisa’s passing. She died exactly one month after Mom. So many memories of Lisa growing up and being church pals. Our Mom’s friendship always kept us crossing paths. Prayers and healing hugs to all she touched with her soft kindness.

    Llora Beth Le Fevre and the Le Fevre family.

  • Lisa is at peace now and was so blessed to spend her last weeks with family. I know that meant so much to her. I will miss kayaking, hiking, camping, ballet performances and all of the other things we did together. Mostly, I will miss her gentle spirit, always positive and kind. My condolences to the family.

  • I worked with Lisa for many years and will truly miss her gentle soul. I liked to talk to her about her love of music- not just the dulcimer and harp, she also played bells at church. One Christmas when my mother came to visit from out of state, Lisa brought her dulcimer over and played for us and created such a magical memory. My husband had the opportunity to interact with her on a professional basis, and always appreciated her professionalism depth of knowledge, and helpfulness. My family’s heartfelt condolences go out to your family.

  • I was lucky enough to work nearby Lisa and knew her as a dedicated professional for Ohio and the environment. She was someone who was always available to help out others. I enjoyed her good nature and sense of humor. We shared a mutual devotion for dark chocolate. Lisa’s compassion, generosity and talents will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  • My husband, Richard, and I send our sincere condolences to Lisa’s family. We enjoyed her friendship so much, and I am especially grateful to have formed lasting friendships with some of Lisa’s friends. Lisa made an impact on so many people and we will cherish her memory and keep her alive in our hearts.

  • I met Lisa a few years ago and have enjoyed camping and kayaking with her and her love of cooking will be forever remembered. She is an extremely lovely woman and full of love. She will be missed.