Joseph Koontz, 80, of Peru passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Joseph was born in Peru on December 26, 1938, the son of Lloyd and Frances Koontz. He married Martha Hoover on May 16, 1959 and she survives.
Joseph served in the United States Navy and operated Fashion Cleaners since May 10, 1983. He was an avid mushroom hunter and enjoyed fishing and antique shopping.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his children, Terri (Mark) Kistler, Logansport, Fran (Randy) Hileman, Denver, Liz (Don) Ousley, Peru, Jennifer (Mark) Cardwell, Peru, Lori (Greg) Hartleroad, Peru; grandchildren, Chris Kistler, Josh Kistler, William Kistler, Sean Kistler, Jeromy Hileman, Amber Kercher, Christen Lowe, Jonathon Ousley, Rachael Colwell, Megan Perez, Justin Hartleroad, and Kaylie Hartleroad; a sister, Judy Dailey, Logansport; brothers, Tommy Koontz (Texas), Danny Koontz (Texas); a daughter-in-law, Barbara Koontz, and thirty-four great-grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Joseph Jay Koontz.
Friends and family will gather for a visitation on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 12:00PM-4:00PM at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main Street, Peru. A graveside service will follow on Saturday at 4:30PM at the Walton Cemetery with Pastor Tony Winters officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Cass County Military Rites Unit.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago, Illinois.
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