KOCH, Herman J. 1915-1997
KOCH, SENNE, ANDERSON
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/7/2013 at 08:01:49
Herman Koch Services Held
Herman Koch, 81, of Wellsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 8, at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo of natural causes.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at the Christ Covenant Church (formerly Second Christian Reformed Church), Wellsburg. Pastor Douglas Holmes officiated the service. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery, Wellsburg. Full Military graveside rites were conducted by the Wellsburg AMVETS Post 91 and American Legion Post #213. A memorial fund has been established.
Pallbearers were Donn Anderson, Daryl Anderson, Virgil Byl, Allen Krull, Kenneth Mehmen and Duane Murra.
Herman J. Koch was born on December 21, 1915, in Shiloh Township, Grundy County, the son of Henry and Louise (Senne) Koch. He attended school at Shiloh #2.
He worked as a farm hand in that area until he was called into service. He served with the Signal Corps from 1942-1946 and was in the European Conflict.
Herman was united in marriage to Pearl Anderson on July 9, 1947, in the Second Christian Reformed Church.
They farmed for several years and moved to Wellsburg in 1950. He worked for the Farmers Co-op Oil Co. of Holland until 1966 and then was employed at Fisher Controls in Marhsalltown. In 1979, he took early retirement due to ill health.
Herman Koch was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church and later joined the Second Christian Reformed Church and then the Christ Covenant Church. Herman was a long-time member of the choir and served both as a Deacon and Elder. He was a lifetime member of AMVET Post 91.
Herman enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling, his grandchildren and participating in various activities.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers, William, Dickie, Henry, Fred and Ernest; and 1 sister, Helena Krull.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl of Wellsburg; daughter, Ardis Peters and husband Charles of Badger; 1 son, Paul and wife Janice of Wellsburg; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lorraine Williams of Williamsburg and Louise Lathrop of Oskaloosa; and 1 brother, Chris Koch of Wellsburg.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 May 1997, pg 10
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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