KOCH, Fred 1889-1960
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/22/2016 at 17:39:07
Fred Koch, Lifelong Resident of County, Passes Away Nov. 29
Funeral services for Fred Koch, 71, of Morrison were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Roger E. Treadway in charge of services. Preceding the service at the church a brief prayer service was held at the Engelkes Funeral Home in Grundy Center in charge of Rev. Earl Huebner.
Mr. Koch was a lifelong resident of Grundy County, Iowa. He was born at Wellsburg on May 18, 1889 to Mr. and Mrs. William Koch.
In his early youth Mr. Koch became a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran church.
On August 23, 1910 he was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Stickfort. A great part of his life was spent in farming. However in 1955 the couple moved from the farm and settled in Morrison where they lived up to the time of Mr. Koch's death.
Mr. Koch passed away on Tuesday, November 29 at his home following a lingering illness. Mr. Koch had also been confined to the hospital at different times during his illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and three grandchildren.
Those who mourn his loss are his wife; three sons, William Koch of Grundy Center, Herman Koch of Hudson, and Alfred Koch of Louisville, Kentucky; two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Boelman of Morrison and Mrs. Norman Messer of Denver. There are also eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Giesking and a brother, Wm. Koch Sr.
Pallbearers were Ibe J. Harms, Wm. Koch of Woden, Wm. Giesking, Carl Giesking of Grundy Center, George Harms of Holland, and Herman Koch. Flower attendants were Mrs. Ibe J. Harms and Mrs. Ralph DeVries. Mrs. Henry Maas was organist. The choir of St. Paul's Lutheran church sang.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 8 December 1960, pg 4
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