Richard “Dick” Koch
Richard ‘Dick” Koch was born to Chris and Minnie Koch, Sept. 16, 1938 in Onida, SD. Richard died Dec. 17, 2013 in Washington state. Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Germaine, parents four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his two sisters, Martha and Emma (Dan); children, Craig (Sandy), Ron, Susan (Ed) and Darla (Bryan); 14 grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Richard grew up in Gettysburg, SD. He graduated from Pierre High School in 1956 then joined the Marines in September of 1956 where he served for two years. He worked as a parts manager for Foster Bell in Pierre. He married his wife, Germaine, on April 29, 1961.
Richard attended Northern State Teachers College and graduated in 1967. Richard moved his family to Seattle, WA and started working at Boeing. He bought Cook Real Estate in 1973
A service was held Dec. 23 at the Camano Chapel followed by a graveside service at Camano Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.