Benjamin O. Kootz, 45, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Garden City, KS. He was born on January 15, 1976 in Great Bend, KS to Lloyd and Linda Kootz. Ben was a graduate of Ellsworth High School, a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Holyrood, KS, and a long-time resident of Mosaic in Garden City. He loved watching sports, particularly Kansas City baseball and football.
Benjamin is survived by his parents of Lindsborg; sister, Sarah (Jason) Eades of Great Bend; sister, Kathy (Kurt) Grimm of Winfield, KS; brother, Russell (Kelli) of Lorraine, KS; sister, Virginia (Andrew) Soukup of Ellsworth, KS; brother, Rev. Dennis (Jamie) of Salina, KS; sister, Leann (Brandon) Steinert of Great Bend; and sister, Karen (Shae) Pelkowski of Fairway, KS, as well as 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, John Charles.
Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Holyrood with burial following in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mosaic of Garden City or St. Peter Lutheran Church, c/o, Parsons Funeral Home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
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