KOCH, Raymond 1933–1947
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/10/2013 at 15:04:32
Youngster Fatally Injured in Farm Home Tragedy
Raymond Koch, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Koch of northwest of Conrad, was accidentally strangled when playing at his farm home with the other Koch children late Wednesday evening.
Raymond climbed the swing rope into a tree, pulling the rope after him. He fell, catching his head in a loop of the rope, which resulted in a neck fracture. The boy died immediately. Raymond would have been an eighth grade student this fall at Conrad.
He was a member of the Felix Future Farmers 4-H club in which he was a faithful worker. Raymond was a boy of exceptional possibilities. Although he took great interest helping his father with the work of the farm, he also was equally industrious in his school work.
Those left to mourn his tragic death are his bereaved parents; one sister, Joan, and a younger brother Richard, besides grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and other near relatives.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon which were largely attended. A short prayer service was conducted in the home at 2, and 2:30 at the Methodist church in Whitten, in charge of the Rev. J. J. Snyder and the Rev. Walter Dimmlich. Burial took place in the Benson cemetery.
Pall bearers were schoolmates and were Howard and Donald McLean, Russell and Earl Dean Katzer, Theodore Schultz and Richard Frederick. Flower bearers were Mrs. Phil McLean, Mrs. Clifford Arnold, Barbara Sharp, Joyce Replogle, Barbara Small and Janet Stover.
The members of the Felix 4-H club and their leaders attended in a body.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.
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