Pfc Katie Marie Soenksen
  • 19 years old
  • Date of birth: May 20, 1987
  • Date of passing: May 2, 2007
Let the memory of Katie be with us forever

Pfc. Soenksen of Davenport, Iowa was a 2005 graduate of Davenport North High School where she participated in choir, softball and the ROTC Program enlisting in the Army soon after graduation. Prior to that she attended John F. Kennedy Catholic Elementary School. Katie was born the daughter of Ronald L. and Mary Ann Lovejoy Soenksen and was married to Benjamin Rowella a specialist in the United States Army. She was determined in everything she did in her life and prepared herself for an Army career by joining the ROTC in high school. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Warren and Donna Lovejoy and Walter Soenksen. Katie was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Army Good Conduct Medal for her service in Iraq. She died of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle at age 19. 

410th Military Police Company 
720th Military Police Battalion 
89th Military Police Brigade 
Fort Hood, Texas 

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This tribute was added by audrie soenksen on 24th April 2014

"i love you and miss you aunt katie"

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