Shelbyville Daily Union


January 15, 2013

Wesley Bruce Koontz

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Wesley Bruce Koontz


Wesley Bruce Koontz, age 98, died January 14, 2013 at the Lakeland Nursing Center in Effingham, IL.  

Wesley was born in Mode, IL May 8, 1914.  He was the son of Bruce and Metta Hoagland Koontz and was a lifelong farmer.  

He was preceded death by his parents, sisters Geneva Beyer, Bernice Gerhard and Verna Morrison, and brothers William, Gwen and Earl Koontz.  

He is survived by his sister Mildred Koontz of rural Mode, IL. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews: Steve (Barbara) Morrison of Kewanee, IL,  Dennis Morrison of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Linda (Mike) McFarland of Mattoon, IL, Cindy (Lyle) Karsten of Newton, IA,  Richard (Diane) Koontz of Norcross, GA, Tom Gerhard, John (Eileen) Gerhard and Arthur (Julie) Gerhard all living in Missouri.  Roger (Rosemary) Morrison preceded him in death in 2010.  He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews, as well as several great-great nieces and nephews.                     

Wesley attended Old Mode School through 8th grade.  He worked in 1942 in Detroit in the automobile industry as a milling machine operator and served in the Army during WW II, working as a Photo Lab Technician.  After his service he came back and worked the farm with his family until he was 94 years old.   Pastor Kathy Lewis will officiate.  Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery.

The funeral will be Wednesday, January 16, at Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson at  11:00 AM with a visitation one hour before the funeral.  Memorials may be made to the Stewardson Veterans' Memorial or as the donor wishes.


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