Kenneth “Kenny” Milton Koontz, 84, Sidney, passed away Feb. 16, 2020, in his residence. The only child of Amer and Anna L. (Copeland) Koontz, Kenny was born June 8, 1935, in Kosciusko County, Indiana.
After graduating from Sidney High School in 1953, Kenny join the United State Navy. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 12, 1957, at which time Kenny transferred to the Reserves until 1962. Kenny continued to support the military and other veterans after his time in the service was complete, as he was a member of both the American Legion Post 286 and the UAW.
On Feb. 18, 1972, Kenny married the love of his life, Josephine Delmuth. During their nearly forty-eight years together they built a life of love and happiness. Those fortunate enough to know Kenny will remember him for his wonderful, kind soul and the example he set for how to treat others. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time at Rock Lake during the summers and being with family, but his grandchildren were the absolute apple of his eye.
Kenny joined St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, North Mancheste, five years ago.
The loving memory of Kenneth “Kenny” Koontz will be cherished by his wife, Josephine Koontz, Sidney; two sons, Forrester (Debra) Asher, South Whitley; and Troy (Deana) Asher, Huntington; daughter, Lori Reust, North Manchester; five grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Stephen W. Koontz.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114, North Manchester, IN 46962. There will not be calling. Father Dennis Di Benedetto will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Kenny Koontz, memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring Hospice, 1620 Hawthorne Drive, Plainfield, Indiana 46168.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.