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William (Bill) Joseph Koch

December 23, 1937 — September 27, 2022

William (Bill) Joseph Koch joined his wife in Heaven on September 27, 2022. He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, December 23, 1937 to Joseph and Erma Koch (Haas) and grew up in Haskins, Ohio.

Bill served as an Air Force radio operator in Germany. Upon his return, he attended BGSU and married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Browne. He worked for Texaco for more than 3 decades in New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas before retiring in Western Colorado. Bill loved motorcycles, music, his animals, camping and driving to virtually every corner of this country with his wife.

Bill was predeceased by his wife Nancy (7/4/22) and his daughter Rhonda Ulrich (12/26/16). He is survived by his son Mark Koch and wife Lori, daughter Karen McCauley and husband Troy, and grandchildren, Jeremy, Erica, Krista, Megan, Jason, Shelby and Ryan.

A celebration of life for both Bill and Nancy will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Montrose, CO on Saturday, October 8th at 9am.

Arrangements are in care of Crippin Funeral Home, Montrose, (970)249-2121

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