William Jude Koch

Born: Tue., Nov. 20, 1934
Died: Sat., Aug. 10, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Location: Novak Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
Location: St Matthias Catholic Church

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William J. (Bill) Koch, age 78, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Kobacker House, Columbus, Ohio. A lifelong resident of Columbus, Bill was the son of William and Helen Koch, a graduate of Aquinas College High School and proudly served our country in the U.S. Naval Reserve. On May 1, 1954, he married the love of his life Marcia Lee Harler.  Together they shared 59 wonderful years of devoted marriage. Bill retired after 40 years with the F & R Lazarus Co. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, served as a member of the Lost Hollow Campground Board of Directors and was a life member of the RNC. In retirement, Bill continued his enjoyment of the Buckeyes and Reds, Ford Trucks, yard work, Lost Hollow camping, trips to Las Vegas and Florida, current affairs and his family. He is preceded in death by his daughter and angel,  Michele and sister, Rita.   Bill is survived by his wife Marcia; children Bill (Liesa), Mike, Kim (Kirk) Russell, and Craig; grandchildren Sean (Charmaine), B. J., Creg, Kristen, David, Jimmy Porter and Kandis Porter (Jamie); great grandchildren Morgan, Antonio, Preston, Ashlee, Taylor, Creg, Andrew, Dominic and Elijah; and sister Janie DeRoche (Joe).  He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 4476 N. High St. (two blocks north of Henderson Rd.) 614-268-8811. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, 10:00 am at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 1582 Ferris Ed, Columbus. Fr. Raymond Larussa celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery

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