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Joseph G.

Koch, Joseph G.

Found peace on Friday, August 1, 2008, at the age of 84. Loving husband of Mary Elizabeth nee Durst for over 55 years. Devoted father of Joseph R., Elizabeth Timothy Wilke, Rita Seefeldt, Robert, Mary Patrick Derdzinski, and Teresa “Tracy” Jason Metz. Proud grandfather of Jennifer William Schroeder, Katie, Gregory, and Justin Seefeldt, Caroline Drought, Anna, Aurora, Maria, and Isabel Derdzinski, Calvin and Andrew Metz. Proud great-grandfather of Kiera Torres-Seefeldt. Brother-in-law of Joseph B. Durst, MD and Sr. Luanne Durst, FSPA. Preceded in death by parents Anna and Gebhard Koch, and his sister Joan Durst. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation Friday from 3:30 – 7:30 PM at the funeral home with a prayer vigil at 7:30 PM. Visitation also on Saturday from 9 – 9:45 AM at ST. ROMAN’S CHURCH, S. 20th & W. Bolivar Ave. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

Joe was a licensed funeral director for 58 years, former owner-director of Lohman Funeral Service from 1956 to 1995, and an Associate of Heritage Funeral Homes since 1995. WWII vet and member of VFW Charles Fidler Post #9469 and American Legion Hustisford Memorial Post 420.

6615 W. Oklahoma Ave. 414-321-7440
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Jim & Elena Mueller

Dear Mary Elizabeth and family. I was deeply saddened to see Joe’s obituary in the newspaper this morning. You and Joe were so very supportive and helpful to me at St. Pat’s. You helped make my time of service there such a joy. May God grant Joe peace in the arms of Jesus. May God bless you.

Jim Mueller

Becky Sanfelippo

I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless your family, and all of your happy memories together.

john tevz

My sincere condolences to the family. Joe was a very good friend of mine when I was a teenager. I will always remember him and be thankful for his guidance.

Geralyn Aubrey

Oh the memories…
Those ‘good ole days’ at “the farm”… His stories of ‘the Krapfl girls’–his stories!!!
Certainly a great void on this earth has been created in his leaving.
Our sympathies to all of you ‘Koch Kids’.
With love,
Geralyn, Ron, Margaret & our family

Patricia & Ron Drought

Our deepest sympathy to your family.

We had the pleasure of knowing Joe for many years and always enjoyed our visits with him. His joy was his family.

He is now at peace. We will all miss him. Cherish the memories.

Patricia & Ron Drought

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