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Dale Alan Koch, 80, Portage

October 2, 2018

Dale Alan Koch, 80, of Portage, passed away peacefully Sept. 24, 2018, at Neighbors of Dunn County.

Dale was born Feb. 21, 1938, in Waukesha, to Elmer and Gertrude Koch. He served in the Marines Corps from 1957 to 1961. He had been stationed at Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune. He was employed at Waukesha Motors as a machinist and later as a plumber for Herr, heavy equipment operator and handyman working for several different companies. Dale had a great love for fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his brother, Lyle Koch of Dousman; and sisters, Judy Wulf of Ashland and Bonnie Rowlett of Arizona. He is further survived by his six children, David Koch of Eau Galle, Jeff Koch of California, Caryn (Dennis) Helbing of Jefferson, Aileen ( Greg) Brown of North Port, Florida, Amy (Jason) Mueller of Milwaukee, and Julie Koch of Portage; 18 grandchildren, Bradley, Katrina, Kayla, Eric, Cory, Michael, Jacob, Kristen, Sylvia, Carl, Timothy, Thomas, Sarah, Kelly, Michael, Logan, Shailyn, Zaydan and Kayde; 12 great-grandchildren, Addison, Cyan, Dustin, Esca, Genevieve, Julianna, Julie, Jenell, Joseph, Lilyana, Lucas and Michael; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brothers, Raymond and Dennis (Pete).

Adhering to his wishes, there will be no service. His urn will be laid to rest at the State VA Cemetery in Spooner. Memorials can be donated to the American Cancer Society or the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

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