Neil Koch loved hunting, fishing and baseball

Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. CST; updated 10:36 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 1, 2012

COLUMBIA — Neil Harvey Koch of Hermann died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. He was 70.

He was born on April 16, 1941, in Hermann to Harvey and Selma Koch.

On Sept. 7, 1963, he married Alverna (Rupp) Koch at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Hermann.

Mr. Koch worked for Siegel-Roberts as a quality control manager until he retired in 2008. He owned and operated Hermann Lanes, a bowling alley, in the 1970s. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Church of Christ and served as a city council alderman from 1976 to 1978.

Mr. Koch enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing at the farm and playing cards with family and friends. When he was younger, he enjoyed umpiring slow pitch softball and high school baseball.

Mr. Koch is survived by his wife, Alverna Koch; two daughters, Jane Duncan and her husband, Mark, of Columbia, and Amy Monachino and her husband, Ted, of Clarksville, Md.; a sister, Darlene Faerber, of Hermann; a brother, Norbert Koch and his wife, Jenny, of Springdale, Ark.; his mother-in-law, Ada Heinlein, of Hermann; a brother-in-law, Wayne Rupp, of Hermann; and seven grandchildren, Mikalee, Sam and Michael Monochino, Laurie Frew and Hannah, Coline and Sam Duncan.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St. in Hermann.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 711 Wein St. in Hermann and burial will follow at Oak Haven Memorial Gardens on Highway 19.

Memorials may be given to the Gasconade County Alumni Association, 170 Blue Pride Drive, Hermann, MO 65041 or St. Paul United Church of Christ, c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St., Hermann, MO 65061.

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