HERMAN J. KOCH

HERMAN J. KOCH
Herman J. Koch, 98 years of age, of Concordia, formerly of Clyde, died April 26, 2013, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia.
Herman was born April 7, 1915, south of Ames to Nicholas and Cordelia (Menard) Koch. He was a lifetime farmer-stockman in the Clyde community. He married Mayme (McCawley) Koch on June 13, 1949. Herman and Mayme were parents of three children: James, Thomas and Ann. Mayme passed away in 1973. Herman later married Elsine Chavey on Aug. 3, 1974. Herman enjoyed farming, loved to play cards and was an avid baseball fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Herman was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1999 and Bishop Thill 4th Degree Assembly. He served in the Pacific theater during World War II, and was a charter member and past commander of VFW Post #7515 in Clyde.
Herman's passion for agriculture led him to active involvement in the National Farmers Organization. He served that organization as County President, State Treasurer and National Director for more than 30 years. In addition, he served as the National Farmers Organization's representative to the Kansas Board of Agriculture.
Herman is survive by his wife, Elsine; two sons, James and wife Jacqueline, Thomas and wife Victorine, both of Clyde; four grandchildren, Jeff and wife Jennifer, Julie and fiancé Kevin Simpson, Laurel Koch, Michaela Koch; two great-grandsons, Bradley and Douglas Koch; five step children, Tom Chavey and wife Sue of Manhattan, Irene Tremblay and husband Ray, Jean Sorell and husband Steve, both of Clyde, Mary Beth Kieffer of Manhattan, Mark Chavey and wife Julie of Lenexa; 13 step grandchildren; 24 step great-grandchildren; two step great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Aloysius Koch and wife Beth of Salina; and two sisters, Florence Fischer of Beattie and Cecilia Deneault of Clyde.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mayme (McCawley) Koch; daughter, Ann Marie; great-grandson, Steven; step grandson, Brandon; step great-grandson, Stefan; and nine brothers and sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyde with the Rev. Larry Letourneau officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Clyde with military rites by V.F.W. Post #7515.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at Chaput Mortuary in Clyde with a vigil service to follow at 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyde. Memorials are suggested to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Scholarship Fund or V.F.W. Post #7515 in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left online at www.chaptubuoy.com. Chaput Mortuary in Clyde is in charge of arrangements.

OBITUARIES

EDNA LERVOLD

 EDNA LERVOLD  Edna Lervold, age 82, Concordia, died April 16, 2015, at Sunset Nursing Home in Concordia. She was born on June 1, 1932, to Ovid Alcid and Dora Emma (Schille) Deneault.  She married Dale Lervold on Aug. 8, 1953, in Concordia. He preceded her in death... [More]

RUTH E. TROWBRIDGE

thumb

 RUTH E. TROWBRIDGE  Ruth E. Trowbridge, age 83, died Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Jamestown, Kan., to Ted and Blanche Christenson. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Betty Jo and Albert. Survivors: husband, Milford "Ray" Trowbridge... [More]

MARGARET ANN NEW

 MARGARET ANN NEW  Margaret Ann New, 74, of McPherson, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 20, 1941, in Glasco, Kan., the daughter of Lester and Mildred Brott.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Courthouse 4-20-15

District Court CRIMINAL  Zachary E. Daniel appeared April 17 and was found Guilty and convicted of Criminal Deprivation of Property. He was sentenced to 12 months in Cloud County Jail and ordered to pay costs of the action, $158, BIDS Administrative fee of $100, an alcohol/drug... [More]

For the record 4-20-15

Fire Dept./EMS Report  At 11:46 a.m., Friday, Medic-5 responded to the 400 block of West 12th and transported a 59-year-old female patient to Cloud County Health Center.  At 4:27 p.m., Friday, Medic-1 responded to Cloud County Health Center for long distance transfer... [More]

Courthouse 4-17-15

District Court CIVIL Settled: Peoples Exchange Bank received a judgment of $41,016.78 plus interest and costs from Jose G. Mares et al, Concordia. Filed: Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC seeks a judgment of $28,705.09 plus interest and costs from Brandon J. Belvill et al, Concordia.... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Robinson wins high jump at KU Relays

LAWRENCE — Cloud County Community College sophomore Damar Robinson placed first in the high jump in the Collegiate division of the KU Relays on Friday. Robinson won the event by clearing 7-1 ½. Cloud County's Emanuel Durden made 6-8 ½ to finish fourth. Solomon... [More]

Wrestlers compete in dual tournament

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Three wrestlers from Concordia competed in the Heartland Elementary Dual Tournament this past weekend.  Hunter Schroeder wrestled for the Blackbirds in the Silver Bracket. He posted an 8-0 record, and the team was 6-2 and finished second.  Keyan... [More]

More Sports

Buy Photos