Donald E. Koontz, 69, of Commiskey, Indiana, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

He was born on Nov. 19, 1951, in Madison, to James E. and Margaret M. Kidd Koontz. He graduated from Southwestern High School in 1970. He married Janet Jones on Dec. 23, 1969, in Madison, and was a union carpenter and millwright for Union No. 310 and loved working for the Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area. He enjoyed hunting, painting art, wood crafting and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years of Commiskey; his children, Jennifer Koontz and Catherine Koontz, both of Commiskey, and Donald Koontz of Jacksonville, Florida; his sisters, Deborah Jacobson and Donna Lytle, both of Madison and Carol Manning and Marta Tingle; his brothers, Doug Koontz and Duane Koontz, both of Madison and Mike Koontz; and seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Danny Koontz.

Private graveside services will be held at Bayless Cemetery on Madison’s hilltop with burial to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter through the Lytle Welty Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Madison. Online condolences and memorials,