Obit: Koontz, Gerald G. (1930 - 2008)

Poster: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Grube, Koontz, Marohl, Mayer, Nelson, Schmidt, Warmanen


----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, November 13, 2008, online edition


Koontz, Gerald G. (June 27, 1930 - November 9, 2008)


Gerald G. Koontz, age 78, of Dorchester, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. He was living at home until the time of his death.

Services for Mr. Koontz were held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford. Pastor Peter Warmanen officiated.

Gerald Koontz was born on June 27, 1930, in Milwaukee to Ed and Ethel (Grube) Koontz.


He graduated from Westboro High School. Gerald was united in marriage to Mary Mayer, who preceded him in death.


Gerald and Marilyn Marohl were united in marriage on November 12, 1965, in Burnett.


Gerald served in the Air Force, including Korea and Vietnam.


He worked at Liberty Homes in Dorchester as a night watchman and was a school bus driver in the Colby School District. Gerald was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed bird watching. Gerald's passion was his family.

Gerald Koontz is survived by his devoted wife, Marilyn of Dorchester; children, Bob (Tammy) Koontz of Medford, Jim Koontz of Rothschild, Kevin (Lorie) Koontz of Crestview, Fla., Sharon (Gary) Schmidt of Burnett and Richard (Kelly) Nelson of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Mary) Koontz of Eau Claire and Allen (Anneliese) Koontz of Kokomo, Ind.; and his cat, Sox.

Mr. Koontz was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary in 1963; and a niece.




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