It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Edwin W. Koetz on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Ed will always be remembered as a man of integrity, honesty, and innovative style. Whether it was riding his motorcycle to appointments or developing one of the first computer rating systems for personal auto insurance, Ed captivated!
Ed started in the insurance business as an adjuster with The Ohio Casualty Insurance Company and handled claims for Bill Davis. When Bill offered to bring him on as an agent Ed jumped at the opportunity and sold insurance with him until Bill eventually offered to sell his agency to Ed.
Ed bought W.E. Davis in 1962 and out of respect for his mentor, kept the agency's name unchanged. Now, the "W.E. Davis Insurance Agency, Inc." name carries a history of over 80 years, serving the insurance needs of greater Columbus. The agency Ed took over has since expanded to provide insurance products throughout the Midwest region and nation, being licensed in over 30 states.
As an agent and owner of the W.E. Davis Insurance Agency from 1962 until 1993, Ed cemented the family approach to serving clients as a core value for W.E. Davis Insurance. When his son, John W. Koetz, received the business that core value continued strong. Now, John’s son and nephew, Nick Koetz and Mark Willis continue in the family business as well.
As family members and business partners, we strive to follow in the footsteps of the legacy that Edwin W. Koetz left.