Alan J. Koch, 89, of Stevensville, MI passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5 PM Thursday, February 1 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with visitation from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Thursday. Burial will be Saturday at 12:30 PM Graceland Memorial Park in Valparaiso, IN. Memorials may be made in Alan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Lung Association. Friends wishing to send a condolence may do so on the guestbook at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Alan was born August 20, 1928 in Valparaiso, IN to Earl & Delia Koch. He graduated from University of Valparaiso with a Degree in Engineering and had a fellowship at MIT in Advanced Engineering. He married Georganna Obrecht in Valparaiso in 1952. Alan served in the Navy and later worked at Whirlpool in many areas including engineering, sales, customer assurance and quality & product safety. He loved to fly planes, play golf and travel, especially to Arizona and Maui.
Alan was survived by his wife, Georganna, his daughter, Beth (Ike) Paulson of Valparaiso, IN, grandchildren Chris (Chelsey), Hannah, Heidi, & Caleb Paulson and Kim (Nathan) Uldricks and great-grandchildren, Evan, Brynn & Nora Paulson and Teddy Uldricks. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Steve and his brother, Robert Koch.