Lindell ‘Lin’ Koonce

Lindell "Lin" Koonce

Lindell “Lin” Koonce, 92, of Murphysboro, and formerly of Lombard, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Manor Court.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1926, in Mounds, the son of Harry and Leatha Hitchcock Koonce.

He married Kathleen Lehman in June of 1948.  She preceded him on Dec. 25, 2013.  

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

He had attended the University of Wisconsin and received a BSME.  He retired as a mechanical engineer for General Motors after 37 1/2 years of faithful service.  

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale. 

He is survived by three sons, David Koonce of Goreville, Paul Koonce of Gainesville, Fla., and John (Donna) Koonce of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren Kristen Koonce of Chicago, Marcy Koonce of Naples, Fla., and Adam (Denise) and Aaron Koonce of Vista, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Koonce of Vista, Calif.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Peter Koonce; and siblings, Clinton Dale Koonce and Janice Baker. 

Funeral services for Lindell Koonce were Friday, Dec. 21, at noon at the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale, with Elder Pat Manfredi officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale and/or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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