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Dale E. Kocher
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Obituary for Dale E. Kocher

Dale E. “Big Dale” Kocher, 90, of Stroh, IN died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN.

Mr. Kocher was born on May 29, 1927 in Decatur, IN to Rufus D. and Anna E. (Pant) Kocher.

Living most of his life in LaGrange County, he worked for many years as a truck driver, working for Parr Trucking in Orland, Helmuth Trucking in Stroh, and Fricks Trucking in Wawaka. Dale had also worked for Stroh Implement Store in Stroh. He spent 74 years on the Stroh Fire Department and was a charter member of the Stroh Lions Club.

Mr. Kocher was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II.

On June 19, 1948 in Stroh, IN he married Darleen Hall; Mrs. Kocher survives in Stroh, IN.

Also surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Renee Stepp of Stroh, IN, Linda Halsey of Stroh, IN, Marla and Johnnie Miller of Frametown, WV, and Patti and Harry Williams of Stroh, IN; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven Kocher of Perkins, WV, Richard and Denise Kocher of Stroh, IN, and Gary Kocher of Stroh, IN; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley A. Ness of Sebring, FL.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:00 am at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN with Rev. Gary Rifenburg officiating.

Burial will follow at Lake Bethel Cemetery in rural LaGrange, IN.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 4-8 pm and on Saturday from 10 am until the service time at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Stroh Fire Department.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

30

Mar

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761

Visitation

Saturday

31

Mar

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761

Service

Saturday

31

Mar

11:00 AM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761

Cemetery Details

Location

Lake Bethel Cemetery

LaGrange, IN 46761


Memorial Contribution

Stroh Fire Department

PO Box 201
Stroh, IN 46789
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