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Born: Apr 18, 1930

Date of Passing: Dec 14, 2018

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WILLIAM (WILLIE) KOCH April 18, 1930 - December 14, 2018 Peacefully, with his family at his side, Dad went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2018 at the age of 88 years. William is survived by his wife Ella, of 65 years; his five children, Ken (Kathy) Koch, Carol (Brian) Caldwell, Phyllis (David) Olson, Linda Koch (John Busby) and Rick Koch (Jody Kelly); his 10 grandchildren, Kelly (David) Eiriksson, Mark Koch, Shaun Caldwell (Amber Kubas), Krystal Caldwell (Bobbie MacDonald), Trevor (Samara) Olson, Tim (Meda) Olson, Carmela (David) Cook, Kristinna (James) Cook, Aaron (Anna) Olson and Lisa Koch (Reynold Jaro), along with 21 great-grandchildren. Dad was predeceased by his grandson Devin Koch, Dad's parents, Frank and Anna Koch, brother Martin, and sisters, Alice, Adeline and Holly. Interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery. A celebration honouring the life of William will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Ashern Centennial Hall with Dawn Tober officiating. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, c/o Ron Anderson, Box 240, Ashern, MB R0C 0E0 or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Suite 200, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 22, 2018

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • For the many years of service to our family while we owned the Ashern Hotel. I remember Willie ring the BELL and asking for a sandwich, hamburger, fries, and some days we were really busy. God grant him peace. In His Service, I belong Rev. Barrett Scheske - Posted by: Rev. Barrett Scheske (Friend) on: Dec 27, 2018

  • I remember Willie from some 40+ years ago. I remember he was injured fighting a fire in Camper with my dad, and hurting his knee/leg. Was always a very nice gent. My condolences to your family. - Posted by: Robin Drylick (Father's Friend (Harry)) on: Dec 22, 2018

  • My friend Willie, I knew Willie as far back as I can remember. He was there in the Ashern hotel after I turned the age when I could get in. His smile and sense of humour kept us smiling too. His watchful eye forever on his customers, keeping us all under control and guided by his wisdom. He was there when I was in Ashern, stopping into Ashern Electric to say hello or checking for Alan when needed, he knew a lot of my parent’s family and it will be a world that will have fewer smiles and less laughter in it now that he has gone. My most sincere sympathy to his family, Ella my thoughts are with you and the family. - Posted by: Karen McMillan (nee Wareing) (Friend) on: Dec 22, 2018

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