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“I was a classmate at Columbia City and I want to extend my sympathy to you and her lovedones. May God Bless. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rose Ann (Ness) Harris - MS

“Blessings to Adele's family. She will truly be missed. I will always remember and love Adele! ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Nuttle - Wasilla, AK

I actually got to treat my Mother-in-law and Father-in-law to a day at Walt Disney World... “I will always appreciate you for helping me and our private phone calls. Love and Miss you... ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Koontz - New Alexandria, PA

“I am so sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in my prayers ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ronna (Cochren) Brames - IN

“Condolences at this sad time, particularly to all of Adele's children. She was a master at motherhood (though she also was a dandy spouse for Bob)....Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Koontz - Evansville, IN

“Adele at her best...being a mom! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Becky Koontz - Evansville, IN

“May God bless the family of Adella M. Sewell In this time of need. Keep the fond memories of your loved one close to you and in your hearts. As a...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Pauline L. Bruch

“I'm so sorry to hear of Adelle's passing.We were classmates at CCHS. Adelle always had a smile on her face! ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Raymond Bechtel - Roxboro, NC

“May God give you strength in this time of grief and fond memories of Adele M. Sewell Koontz, CCHS Alumni Class of 1957.The Alumni of CCHS extends...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: CCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION - IN


Adele M. Koontz, 78, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia City, IN, Adele was an executive secretary for various companies and the Veterans Administration for 26 years, along with being co-owner, with her husband Robert, of the Washboard Coin Laundry for 30 years, She also worked at Meijers as a Starbucks Barista for 5 years. She was an avid reader and an expert textile artist including tailoring, embroidering,quilting and doll making. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and sister to: sons, Eric N. Klingler of Christmas, FL, Mark A. Klingler of Fort Wayne, Robert F. (Carol) Koontz of New Alexandria, PA, Michael F. Koontz of Portland, OR, Kenneth Lanning of Kokomo, Jeff (Judy) Snyder of Oldsmar, FL; daughters, Linda Pedigo of Lafayette, Lucia (Robert) Sprinkle of Fort Wayne; 10 Grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and brother, James (Irma) Sewell of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Adele was preceded in death by husband Robert P. Koontz; parents, Howard G. and Violet (West) Sewell as well as 9 brothers and sisters. Memorial Service is 2:00 pm, Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling from noon until the service. Memorials may be made to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.