Jack Koch Obituary, Death – Jack Koch, age 65, of Centralia, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. He was born on June 24, 1951 in Breese, and he was the son of Loretta, nee Steinmann, Koch of Breese and the late Wilbert Koch. Jack was born on June 24, 1951. In addition to his biological father, he was proceeded in death by his sister, Janey Koch; his brother, Danny Koch; his sister-in-law, Nita Koch; and his brothers-in-law, Kenny Schrage and Dan Renschen. His sister-in-law, Nita Koch, also passed away before him.
Surviving are his children, Matt Koch of Aviston and Terri (Adam) Jansen of St. Rose; 3 grandchildren, Marissa, Everett, and Asher Jansen; siblings, A.F. “Sonny” Koch of Carlyle, Jim Koch (twin) of Carlyle, Judy Schrage of Breese, Mike (Eva) Koch of Aviston, and Nancy Renschen of Breese; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his former wife Rosanne, nee Wilke, Wellen. Jack served in the United States Air Force and afterwards joined the American Legion Post 0466 in Centralia. He was a member of the organization.
He has previous experience working in construction, in corrections, and on gambling boats. Jack also took pleasure in tinkering around the shop he owned. On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Beckemeyer at 10:00 a.m., and Father George Mauck will preside over the service. After the funeral, the interment will take place in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Beckemeyer with full military honors.