Obituaries: Glenn Koontz

OTTUMWA – Glenn Eugene Koontz, 89, of Ottumwa, died November 11, 2017 at Vista Woods Care Center.

He was born October 23, 1928 in Bowdle, SD to Roy and Hattie Jones Koontz.  He married Juanita Willey March 13, 1970.

A graduate of Blakesburg High School, he served in the Iowa Army National Guard.  He owned and operated Koontz Skelly Service and Laundromat in Blakesburg for many years.

He had been a member of Blakesburg Christian Church.

Surviving is his wife, Juanita; two step-daughters, Sheila (Bob) McAllister of Ottumwa; Vicky (Gary) Collett of Blakesburg; a step-son, Russell (Vickie) Willey of Blakesburg; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; and a sister, Mildred Brandt of Blakesburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Laurence Koontz.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.

Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the family present one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars.