Dale Gene Koontz, age 81, of Baker City passed away on September 5th, 2021 at his residence. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 3:00 PM at Coles Tribute Center with Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Baker City Church of the Nazarene Officiating the service.
Dale Koontz was born on December 1, 1939, in Glenns Ferry, Idaho to Elza Raymond and Nellie Koontz. He was a graduate of Baker City High School and a member of the Army National Guard.
He was an employee of the Idaho Power Co. for over 42 years, working his way up from Surveyor, Oiler 1, 2, and 3, Maintenance Mechanic, and retiring as a Hells Canyon Maintenance Foreman.
Dale married Josephine Pifher on April 8, 1961, at Baker St. Francis Catholic church. They enjoyed years of camping, fishing, hunting, and many adventures in the great outdoors.
He is survived by his bride of 61 years, Josephine Koontz; three children: Carl Koontz of Baker City, Rodney Ray Koontz of Baker City, and JoDale Miller of Boise; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three siblings, and many nieces and nephews.
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