Harold D. Koch “Cookie”


Harold DuWayne Koch “Cookie”, 92, of Whitehall, died Friday, August 27, 2021, at Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall.

Harold was born March 7, 1929, in Wabasha, MN.

Harold was a World War II veteran. He was proud to participate in the Freedom Honor flight with his son, Gene Koch. Harold retired from LCL Transit Trucking Co. with a million mile safety club two times over. He was also a volunteer driver for the VA and Meals on Wheels.

Harold was a kind, loyal and spiritual man who always helped others. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle and a friend. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music, dancing, fishing, camping and riding his Harley. 

Harold is survived by his sister, Rita Leiseth (Einar); Elizabeth Koch and their eleven children: Harold (Linda), Sharon Randall (Terry), Mary Lou Anderson, (Rick), Gene (Lisa), Theresa Jochum (Pete), Joyce Swieton (Joe), Bob, Bill (Donna), Cindy Osborn (Frank), Charlie (Helen), Tammy (Keith); also by Angela and their two children: Duwayne and Angel Taylor (Justin); 42 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his son, Gary; four grandchildren: Scott, Keith, Tina and Robert; two great-grandchildren: George and Louisa; and a great-great-granddaughter, Adaline.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall with Chaplain Karl Schearer officiating.

Friends may come up to one hour prior to the service.

Following the service, family and friends are welcome to come and celebrate Harold’s life at 244 North Main, Cochrane, WI 54622 at the community center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Gundersen Tri-County Care Center,  18601 Lincoln St., Whitehall, WI 54773; Phone: 715-538-4361.

Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

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