Rev. David Koch

Rev. David F. Koch, 83, of Findlay, died Friday (June 5, 2009) at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

A Navy veteran, he served during World War II on board the U.S.S. Intrepid, an aircraft carrier, and
U.S.S. Chester I. O’Brien, until his discharge on Dec. 31, 1945.
During his career as a minister, he served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pemberville, from
1967-77.
He worked for Walker Manufacturing Company of Racine, Wis., prior to his interest in ministry
The 1959 graduate of the University of Wisconsin enrolled in Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, now
Trinity Seminary, graduating in 1961. He was ordained at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Racine.

In addition to the Pemberville church, he also served in Michigan, Archbold, Ironton and Ashville, where
he retired July 15, 1990, and moved to Findlay. While in Findlay he served as a visitation pastor at
both First Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran churches.
Born July 15, 1925 in Baltimore, Md., to David and Evelyn (Gress) Koch, he married Inga Rode on June 27,
1945. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara Dierksheide, Bradner, and Deb Hummel, Findlay; a sister,
Margaret "Peg" Combs, Mt. Airy, Md.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W.Bigelow Ave., Findlay.
Rev. Thomas Lyberg will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Seminary Columbus, 2199 E. Main St., Columbus; or to
the charity of the donor’s choice.
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.Rev. David F. Koch, 83, of Findlay, died Friday
(June 5, 2009) at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.
A Navy veteran, he served during World War II on board the U.S.S. Intrepid, an aircraft carrier, and
U.S.S. Chester I. O’Brien, until his discharge on Dec. 31, 1945.
During his career as a minister, he served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pemberville, from
1967-77.
He worked for Walker Manufacturing Company of Racine, Wis., prior to his interest in ministry
The 1959 graduate of the University of Wisconsin enrolled in Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, now
Trinity Seminary, graduating in 1961. He was ordained at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Racine.

In addition to the Pemberville church, he also served in Michigan, Archbold, Ironton and Ashville, where
he retired July 15, 1990, and moved to Findlay. While in Findlay he served as a visitation pastor at
both First Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran churches.
Born July 15, 1925 in Baltimore, Md., to David and Evelyn (Gress) Koch, he married Inga Rode on June 27,
1945. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara Dierksheide, Bradner, and Deb Hummel, Findlay; a sister,
Margaret "Peg" Combs, Mt. Airy, Md.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W.Bigelow Ave., Findlay.
Rev. Thomas Lyberg will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Seminary Columbus, 2199 E. Main St., Columbus; or to
the charity of the donor’s choice.
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.