Albert J. Koch
Albert J. Koch age 74 of Collinsville, IL, born January 17, 1939 in Collinsville passed away at 9:47 am Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Al was retired, having previously worked as a groundskeeper at Herndon Centennial Golf Course in Herndon, VA and as a welder at ACF Industries in St. Louis, MO. He was a Marine veteran and lifetime member of VFW Post 5691 and member of American Legion Post 365, both of Collinsville. Al enjoyed hunting and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert G. and Evelyn R. nee Hood Koch and a sister, Patricia Koch.
Al is survived by his wife, Roberta nee Wyatt Koch whom he married June 29, 1968; one son, John (Nikki) Sandegren of Alton, IL; two daughters Christina (David) Bogart of Utah and Linda Clark of Collinsville; six grandchildren, Shawn (Micheleen) Sandegren of Texas, Dawn Miller of Highland, IL, Jamie McCormick of Utah, Carla Bogart of Utah, Dana (Eric) Holt of Utah, Jason Clark of Collinsville; four great grandchildren, Jacob, Caleb, Henry and Haley; one brother, William Koch of Collinsville; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville. The VFW Post #5691 will stand honor guard from 6pm to 7pm.
Graveside service will be on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2pm at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 3450 Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104.
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