Poch, Raymond A.
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Raymond A. Poch, 89, of 1237 Teckla Place, Kiel, formerly of St. Anna died Wednesday April 2, 2014 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.
He was born July 23, 1924 in Fond du Lac County a son of the late Rudolph and Viola (Zupke) Poch. Ray attended grade school at St. Paul Lutheran School, Town of Forest.
On August 25, 1945 he married Rose Burkart at St. Fridoline Catholic Church in Glenbeulah. Rose preceded Ray in death May 7, 2008.
Raymond worked at Adell Condensery Company for 10 years then at the Arps Corporation in New Holstein for 23 years in the Tool and Die Department. He retired from the Mayline Company in Sheboygan in 1990. He also farmed a small farm in St. Anna.
He served in the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois.
Raymond belonged to many organizations - American Legion Post 124 in New Holstein, St. Anna
Fire Department for 25 years, St. Anna Redmen where he was Chief of records for many years, Town of Russell Supervisor for 24 years, Treasurer of St. Anna Parish for 6 years, Vice President of Towns Association in Sheboygan County, and President of Senior Citizens in New Holstein.
Survivors include, 2 sons, James (Barb) Poch of Johnsonville, John (Mary Lou) Poch, New Holstein, 4 daughters, Donna (Tom) Valleskey, Howards Grove, Diana (special friend Gary Servais), Plymouth, Debbie (Dick) Griem, St. Nazianz, and Denise (Ron) Hau, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, Keith (Nina) Poch, Matt (Lisa) Poch, Becky (Jeff) Denboer, Barry (Trisha) Valleskey, Tim (Katie) Hau, and Samantha Hau. Also 5 Great grandchildren, Jordan and Sierra Poch, Brady and Max Valleskey, and Jacob Denboer, and a sister-in-law Viola Poch (Plymouth).
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Rose; and one brother, Gordon Poch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 7, 2014, at St. Anna Catholic Church N188 School Street New Holstein, WI 53061 (St. Anna). Rev. Harold Berryman will officiate with Joe Zenk, Pastoral Leader, assisting. Military Rites conducted by the New Holstein American Legion Post 124 will follow in the church following the Mass. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Family and friends may call at the church in St. Anna on Monday afternoon from 4:00 PM until the time of services.
For additional information, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net
The family would like to thank the Oak Creek Assisted Living in Kiel for making it Ray's home for nearly six years and to St. Nicholas Hospital.
Sippel Funeral Home
2618 Altona Avenue
New Holstein, WI 53061
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Apr. 3, 2014