Koch, Ronald Dean, age 80, died Monday, January 21, 2013 in Mission Viejo, CA. Born on October 14, 1932 in Osage, Iowa. He graduated from Osage High School in 1950 and later attended Arizona State University graduating with a BS in Business Administration. Ron served in the US Air Force from 1953-1957. On November 12, 1960 he married Kathleen Krainer. They have resided in California for the past 50 years were he worked for 35 years as a regional sales manager. |
Ron is predeceased by his father, Stewart Koch and beloved grandparents, James and Eva Hiner.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Hiner; his wife, Kathleen Krainer of 50 years; daughters, Kimberly Koch, Kathy Constantino, Jamie Fioresi, Karen Tidland, Kristie Kessler; and his 12 grandchildren. All of whom believe he was greeted at the Pearly Gates with a vodka tonic and new set of golf clubs by the good Lord himself.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 2 pm at the Shepard of the Hills United Methodist Church, 26001 Muirlands Blvd., Mission Viejo.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Ron to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 29, 2013