CLARENCE W. KOCH, 101, died Thursday, December 16, 2004. The Fort Wayne native retired from the accounting office at General Electric Corp. in 1968, after 50 years. Mr. Koch was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church, T.P.A. and the GE Quarter Century Club.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Leona D. “Lee” Koch; cousins, Martha Bender of Fort Wayne, Evelyn Butts of Shingle Springs, Calif. and Violet Ratliff of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Herbert and Edwin Koch.

Funeral service was Saturday, December 18, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The preferred memorial is Emmaus Lutheran Church.

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