Lester "Junior" J. Koch

Lester ”Junior” J. Koch, 80, of McLouth, KS passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1938 at Taylors Falls, MN to Lester Thomas and Ina (Davison) Koch.


On November 23, 1961, he joined the US Army and received the Good Conduct Medal and a letter of Commendation. He married the love of his life, Shirley J. Culp on November 19, 1966 in Easton, KS.

Lester enjoyed reading, going to the casino to play the slots, going out to eat, and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a known farm laborer and worked for several years with Jeannin Farms of Leavenworth, KS.


He was preceded in death by his Mother Ina, Father Lester, Brother Oliver Koch and Sister Shirley (Koch) Dombrock.


Lester is survived by his wife, Shirley of the home. Son Dean Johnson of Cumberland WI, daughter Tammy (Jesse Trader) Koch of McLouth, KS, and son Bobby (Carrie) Koch of McLouth, KS. Sister Elenor Dollery of New Richmond, WI, Brother Ernie (Karen) Koch of McLouth, KS, Brother Donnie (Jackie) Koch of Leavenworth, KS, Sister Carlene (Steve) Christensen of Grantsburg, WI and Brother Harold (Cheryl) Koch of MN. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Belden Larkin Funeral Home. A visitation will be on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be Friday, March 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Cape Rust officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Easton Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be directed to The Pointman Ministries (c/o The Rock of Ages Church, 1017 Randolph St, Leavenworth, KS 66048) or Donor’s Choice.

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