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Henry Koonce, 93, of Goshen, formerly of Martinsburg, West Virginia, died Thursday, Jan. 11, at Heritage Point in Mishawaka.
Henry was born May 17, 1924 in New Bern, North Carolina, to the late Richard and Harriett (Jones) Koonce. Also preceding him in death was one sister, Mildred Herscuth, and four brothers, David, Mitchell, Lonnie and James Koonce.
On Nov. 15, 1980, he married Lorraine Orme in Maryland. She survives along with his daughter, Hilda (Eric) Johnson of Goshen; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Parker, of North Carolina.
A veteran of the United States Army, Henry served his country proudly during WWII.
While living in Elkhart, he was employed at Adams-Westlake from 1968 until 1971. He then moved to Maryland where he owned and operated a service station. He also owned a service station in West Virginia.
There will be no visitation or services. Cremation will take place and burial will be at a later date in Beallsville, Maryland, in Monachocy Cemetery.
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in memory of Henry may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, 9135 N. Meridian St. Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN 46209-7109 or to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602.
Online condolences may be forwarded to www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.
Published on January 15, 2018
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