SYCAMORE - Jerry L. Koch, 86, of Sycamore, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. He was born Oct. 1, 1927 in Chicago, the son of Charles F. and Pearl H. (Meyer) Koch, he married Jeannetta Prestidge on July 6, 1974 in Kingston.
Jerry retired from Driv-Lok in Sycamore after 22 years in the maintenance department. Jerry was a World War II
veteran and a member for over 50 years of both the Sycamore American Legion Post 99 and Sycamore Moose Lodge 1506.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannetta, of Sycamore; four daughters, Linda Lynch of Kingston, Pam Horton of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeannie Dianne (Paul) Trepanier, of Bolivar, Mo., and Vickie (Robert) Reimann of Florida; one brother, Martin Koch, of Sycamore; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, William in 1945 and Charles "Mick" Jr., in 1987; and one sister, Delores "Cookie" Lynch in 1997.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m Friday, Jan. 31, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. A visitation will be held at the funeral chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Interment will be private at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. A memorial fund has been established. For information or to leave a condolence, visit www.olsonfh.com
or call 815-895-6589.
Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Sycamore Quiram Chapel.