ALBERT W. KOONTZ, 91, passed away peacefully Friday, November 22, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His strong faith was evident to all who knew him by his life of service to others. An Air Force Veteran of WWII, he served in the Pacific, and was later employed at Tokheim for 45 years. A former Golden Glove boxer, he also enjoyed golf, fishing and woodworking. He followed all sports, especially the Cubs. Albert is survived by Irma, his devoted wife of 69 years; two sons, Mike (Ann, deceased) Koontz, Tom (Mary Ann) Koontz; daughter Karen (Tim) Zehr; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother Gordon Koontz, and a sister, Vivian Fleckenstein. He was preceded in death by his brother Bob Koontz.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Arcola, 12305 Arcola Road, Ft. Wayne. Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Ft. Wayne. Preferred memorials are to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fort Wayne or St. Patrick’s Church, Arcola. The family wishes to thank the staff at DaVita West Dialysis for their compassionate care.
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