Claude Koons Obituary

Claude H. Koons
Dr. Claude H. Koons
Claude H. Koons

November 28, 1926 - June 27, 2006
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Claude H. Koons, M.D., 79, of Des Moines died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center of complications of a stroke. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Plymouth Congregational Church.

Dr. Koons was born in Des Moines on November 28, 1926. He attended Des Moines public schools and graduated from Lincoln High School before serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After returning from the service, he continued his education at Iowa State University and Northwestern University where he received his medical degree. He specialized in OB/GYN and practiced in Des Moines until 1984 when he moved his practice to the Belfast and Rockland, Maine area. Following retirement in 1994 he returned to Des Moines.

Dr. Koons was president of the Polk County Medical Society, a member of the Wakonda Club and Plymouth Congregational Church and was very active with Planned Parenthood. He loved music and was an excellent violinist. He also enjoyed golf and hearing and telling a good joke.

Dr. Koons is survived by his wife, Nancy Koons of Des Moines; son, Peter Koons of Rockland, ME, two daughters, Kelsey Jenkins and Kristi Quire of Iowa City; step son, David Gutfreund and step daughter, Lynn McBrian both of Des Moines; brother, Ed Koons of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Symphony.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, June 29, 2006
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Friday, June 30, 2006
2:00 PM


Des Moines Symphony
1011 Locust Street, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50309