Dale Koch

Dates

March 9, 1932 - October 24, 2012

Obituary

 

Dale Koch was born March 9, 1932 to Matt and Stella Koch on the family farm southwest of White Lake.  At the age of four he moved with his family to Woodburn, OR, where he attended grade school. In the fall of 1948 they moved back to the farm at White Lake.  He graduated from White Lake High School in 1950.  He was drafted into the Army in 1952, serving in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1954.  On January 14, 1959 he married Mary Mairose.  They were involved in farming for many years.  He was a member of the White Lake American Legion, Plankinton VFW and a longtime member of AA.  Dale overcame a severe addiction to alcohol in 1988 and quit smoking in 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, eight children: David (Karen) Koch, Kathy (Jeff) Schuldt, Donnie Koch, Jerry Koch, Tom (Teresa) Koch, Brian (Becky) Koch, Karen (Mark) Moore and Ann (Jeff) Gilbert, twenty-six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, sisters: Joan Markley, Maxine (Bill) Schroeder, Shirley (Dave) Flick, Janet (Dennis) Everson and brothers: Bernie Koch, and Ron (Aletha) Koch.

He was preceded in death by a son, James, step-grandson, Cole Vreugdenhil and his parents.


Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
Saint John's Catholic Church
Plankinton, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Saint John's Catholic Church
Plankinton, South Dakota

Cemetery

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Stickney, South Dakota


Posted by Donna Steele on October 27, 2012
MARY AND FAMILY, SO SAD TO HEAR OF DALE'S DEATH. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SORRY I COULD NOT BE THERE TODAY BECAUSE I AM OUT OF STATE BUT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. MARY YOU HAVE A TOUGH JOURNEY AHEAD BUT GOD WITH GUIDE YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH. WILL TRY TO HAVE COFFEE WITH YOU WHEN I GET HOME. YOUR NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND. DONNA S
Posted by Chuck and Sue Faulhaber on October 26, 2012
Prayers to you all during this time of your loss. May your memories bring you laughter and tears that belong to the times you all have shared.
Posted by Nicole (Wolf) Foertsch on October 26, 2012
Mary and family,

My sympathy to you in the loss of Dale, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Fr. Tom Heck on October 26, 2012
My prayers are for Dale and with you. May he be at peace with the God's who loves him. May each of you find comfort in the love and care of one another.
Posted by Judy (Koch) Merriman on October 26, 2012
The thing I will miss the most about uncle Dale is the huge smile he always had for everyone he met and his wonderful sense of humor. A person never knew what kind of remark would come out of his mouth but you could always count on it bringing a smile to your face and a good laugh!.

May you rest in peace! You will be missed!
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