Military graveside for Delmar Michael Koch, 86, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS. He passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his home.
Delmar was born December 26, 1930 in Spearville, KS the son of John Michael Koch and Elizabeth Ann (Mellecker) Koch.
He graduated St. Theresa High School in Hutchinson, KS.
He served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean War and was a member of “The Chosin Few”.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, was a past president of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 765 for three years, a member of Lawrence Flying Club, Cub Scout Pack 376, and was a Hunter Safety Instructor.
He was a plumber for school district USD #497.
He married Evelyn Fae Shenold September 11, 1954 in Hutchinson, KS. She preceded him in death May 16, 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharri Ann Patton, De Soto, KS, Teresa Marie Odell, Lawrence; two sons, David Mark Koch, Derek Michael Koch, both of Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and two step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister, Mary Agnes Kalevik, Salt Lake City, UT; and brother, Tom Koch, CA. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Shaull; and three brothers, John Koch, Jim Koch, and Bernard Koch.
A rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with a visitation to follow until 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made in his name to Crossroads Hospice for Children’s Summer Camp and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.