Hastings, Nebraska, resident Jean Koch, 97, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings with family by her side.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Mary Lanning Hospice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jean was born on July 27, 1922, on a farm near Red Cloud, Nebraska to James M. and Alda (Burroughs) Arnold. She graduated from Hastings High School with the Class of 1940. On May 1, 1946, she married the love of her life, Donald D. Koch, a loving husband, father, and grandfather who preceded her in death on April 27, 2007.
Jean was employed in the office at the Dutton-Lainson factory from 1941-1948 and later worked with her husband, Don in his business, Don’s TV Sales & Service until their retirement in 1993.
Jean was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings and a past member of Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald D Koch; and two brothers, Bill Arnold and Byron Arnold.
Survivors include her loving children and spouses, Steven and Jeanne Koch of Palm Springs, California, Marilyn and Allen Cramer of Hastings, and Kathryn and Darrell Anderson of Blue Hill; grandchildren, spouses and families, Celeste Koch-Abdala and special friend Chad Haas of Beaverton, Oregon, Phillip and Deidre Koch of Olathe, Kansas, Ellisyn Jean, Alicia and Chauncey Gibreal of Axtell, Xander, Dinah Jean, Cullen, and Bethany, Amy and Morgan Desmond of Yoder, Wyoming, Grace, Ayden, and Easton, Tyler Cramer of Omaha, and Jill and Bob Ogston of Duluth, Minnesota; sisters, Lucile Ulman of Yuma, Arizona and Gwen Hickins of Peoria, Arizona; and several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.