CLARENCE W. KOCH, 101

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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