Rubin A. (Dutch) Koch

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RUBIN A. KOCH

Rubin A. (Dutch) Koch, 83, of Irving, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel in San Saba with the Rev. Bill Slaymaker officiating.

Interment followed at the Richland Springs Cemetery.

Koch was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Harper, the son of John Koch and Ella Behrends Koch. He and his wife, Peggy, were married in October 1953 in Arizona, and she survives.

The Koch family moved to Irving in 1960.

He worked for W&B Refrigeration in Dallas where he started out as a mechanic. Upon retirement, he was the vice president and general manager.

Koch was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, Koch is survived by three daughters, including Melanie Koch, Irving; Dorinda (Wendy) Koch, Springfield, Oregon, and Sheria Koch, Richland Springs; and a sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Harvey Oehler, San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Werner Koch.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors.

Pallbearers included Bill Bryant, Dayton Koch, Tommy Smith, Kyle Koch, Kevin Koch and Larry Wallendorf.

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