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Darrell Phillip Koonts, 73, of Rural Keosauqua passed away on March 1, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He was born on November 10, 1944 in Mesa, Arizona to Retson and Ruth Ann Shappel Koonts. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1962. Darrell married Sharon Arnold on June 20, 1965 at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Together they raised three children.

Darrell spent his career as a tool and die maker. He coached elementary basketball in Douds and was a little league coach for several years. Darrell's hobbies included toy trains and working on puzzles. He was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Darrell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sons, Gary Koonts of Douds, Iowa, Steven (Wendy) Koonts of Douds, Iowa; a daughter, Debra (Kenneth) Knotts of Cantril, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, Nathan, Shane, Bella, Sesalie, Maria, David, Kenneth Jr.; 6 great-grandchildren, Clinton, Penelope, Aaron, Haylie, Nathan, Christopher; a brother, Dale (Cheryle) Koonts of Walford, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Jim (Midge) Arnold; 2 nephews, Rob (Heather) Arnold, and Mike (Dawn Arnold.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Burial will immediately follow the service in Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with family present to greet friends from 5 - 7:00 P.M. A memorial has been established to Lebanon Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to www.pedrickfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 5, 2018
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