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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Steve and Susan Anderson
   Posted Wed August 14, 2013
Marcia and Family so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in your time of need.

carol gall
   Posted Wed August 14, 2013
To Marcia and all of Bill's family, may the Lord bless you in your difficult time. Neighbor, Carol Gall (6053)

Shirley and Orville Mason
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Our condolences to you and your family. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Orville and Shirley-Lake Placid, Florida

Mary Maureen Deely
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Mrs. Koch, Bill, Michael, Kim, Craig I am so sorry for the loss of your husband an father. I remember Mr. Koch as a very good man. I am keeping all of you in my prayers

   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
I specifically remember one night, when I went camping with grandma and grandpa...When I went to bed, I remember hearing them talk and giggle until they fell asleep. I remember thinking to myself, 'i hope one day, I will have a marriage like this.' Thank you for all the wonderful memories and your kindness, Grandpa. To my father, grandma, and family stay strong and i love you all <3

Maryanne (Teal) & Garth Stanley & Mary Teal
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Dear Marcia & family, we are saddened by Bill's passing. My mother & father (George & Mary Teal) and I have such fond memories of your family and all the great get togethers with the drivers and families. My Dad loved having Bill and Jim E. and any of the guys stop by our home. Such memories! You are in our prayers. Bill will be missed by so many.
Love, Maryanne

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