Obituary of Robert Koontz
Robert Earl Koontz, age 67, of Edwardsville, Il. and formerly of Waverly, Il. died Wednesday evening (June 7, 2017) at Gateway Regional Hospital in Granite City, Il.
He was born March 10, 1950 in Springfield, Il. son of Thomas E and Margaret A Shadow Koontz.
He married Anna Marie Richbark on September 20, 1968 in Hillsboro, Il. and she survives.
Also surviving is his mother, Margaret Koontz of Springfield, Il.; their children, Jennifer Lynn Wilson (Jim) of Spring, Texas and Robert Edward Koontz (Eva) of Springfield, Il.; four grandchildren, Abby Saunders of Austin, Texas, Micah Saunders of Houston, Texas, Tyler Entringer and Roarke Koontz both of Springfield, Il.; four aunts; two uncles; two brothers-in-laws; three sister-in-laws; four nieces; one nephew; forty-seven cousins; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one daughter, Melissa Jo Koontz.
Robert was an agent for Country Companies for seventeen years in Waverly, Il. and for twenty years in Troy, Il. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Waverly, Il. He loved to golf, travel, and visit with his grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday (June 10, 2017) at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il. Private burial will be at a later date in Waverly East Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. In leiu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or Granite City Rehabilitation Center both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.