Donald J. Koonce, 82, of Shadyside, Ohio died November 15, 2016 at Liza’s Place Wheeling, WV.
Don was born October 27, 1934 in Dover, Ohio a son of the late John and Emma Berger Koonce.
He was retired from Navistar, Springfield, Ohio and a Methodist by Faith.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, are sisters, Marjorie Givens, Mary Jane Rankin and Doris Wiese.
Surviving is his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Bates Koonce, his children; Michael (Ruth) Koonce of Springfield, OH, Terry (April) Koonce of Shadyside, OH, Kelli (John) Hartung of Springfield, OH, Melody (Wallace) Malolepszy of Shadyside, OH, Cathy Palmer of Shadyside, OH and Don (Jana) Koonce of Lebanon, OH, 8 grandchildren; Terry, Christopher, Michael, and Kelsey Koonce, Jennifer Predovich, Melissa James, Joshua and Ashley Palmer, 8 Great grandchildren; Jayden, Hayden, Grayson, Brayden, Ethan, Scarlett, Emily and Olivia, a brother, David Koonce of Shadyside, OH.
Don was a most beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed.
Family and friends will be received 2-4pm & 6-8pm Thursday November 17, 2016 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11am. Friday with Reverend Theresa Bobot officiating.
Burial follows in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society for a cure for Multiple Myeloma @ “TMCFunding.com.” To donate please CLICK HERE.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.
Sorry for your loss, Don was a great friend and coworker for over 30 years at Navistar, and our next door neighbor when he lived in Springfield.
sorry about your loss i m not allowed to travel just wanted you to know thinking about all you and praying for you
Dennis and I are so sorry for your loss! God Bless you all!!wish I could have been there!Sending prayers!
So sorry for your loss. I remember your dad when Kelli, Lisa, and I spent many days together just being kids. Prayers for your family at this time of loss.
Don, Jana, and family- we are so sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and hugs.
Cathy &Josh and Ashley Very sorry for your loss but how wonderful for all of you how you have always been there for your Dad and grandfather what a special bond that you all have with him I know you all are doing the same for your mom and grandmother be thinking of you and your entire family
My condolenses to the Koonce family for their loss.
Mike, Ruth and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s nice to know that he is not suffering any more and that he is complete again. I found comfort and peace with that myself recently. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss. May God grant you comfort.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.