Richard Kocher
1937 - 2020
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Kocher, Richard
1937 - 2020
Richard Kocher, age 82, of Whitehall, passed away July 27, 2020. Retired from Rimrock Corporation. Red Coat usher at OSU Football and Basketball games and was the current President of the Whitehall Senior Center. Member of Whitehall United Methodist Church, Southgate-Potter Lodge #782 F&AM, and the Ohio Genealogy Society. Author of Section Maps and Listings of Entrymen of Lands for each Ohio County. Graduate of Columbus South High School, Class of 1955. Preceded in death by parents Donald and Kathryn Kocher, father-in-law and mother-in-law August and Margaret Krause, sister-in-law Linda Kocher, and infant nephew William Michael Kocher. Survived by wife of 62 years of marriage, Virginia Krause Kocher; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Ron Cline of Pickerington, and Laurie and Theron "Ted" Johns of Hilliard; granddaughters, Rachel Salyer, Hannah Johns, and Lillian Johns; grandson, Andy (Susan) Cline; great-granddaughter, Haley Cline; brother, Charles William "Bill" Kocher; nephews, Timothy (Shannon) Kocher and Charles "Chip" (Kari) Kocher; great nephews and great-nieces, Gabe, Emma, Elizabeth, and Matthew Kocher. Family will be holding a Celebration of Life Service at a future date to be announced. Arrangements with GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., Columbus, OH. To sign and view Richard's online guest book please visit

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jul. 29 to Aug. 2, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
Sandi Moore
July 30, 2020
Richard Stitt
July 30, 2020
Laurie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May the memories that you have help to comfort you during this difficult time.
Jan Ellis
July 30, 2020
Sue Sompres
July 29, 2020
I remember when the Kochers were youth counselors at Thurman Methodist Church. I am so grateful for their love, time and dedication. They were so much fun.
My sincere thanks for all that they did for all of us.
Donna Blankenship (Wolfe)
July 29, 2020
The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by her passing.

South High School Alumni Association
July 29, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Jeff Woolever
July 29, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dottie Riffle
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