Arthur Richard Koch, age 93, of Loveland, Colo., went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 13.
He was born on July 19, 1916, in Victor, Iowa and was formerly a 30 year resident of rural Monett.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marion Ruth; his children: Arthur R. Koch, Jr., of Wayland, Mich.; William D. Koch, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; M. Carol Rouch, of Estes Park, Colo.; and Donald G. Koch, of Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren: Jennifer, Aurora, Stephanie, Amber, Seth, Erin, Sara and Emily. He is also survived by a sister: Bonnie Malchow, of Clackamas, Ore.
Arthur was preceded in death by his father and mother, Julius and Martha, and six siblings, Julius, Elmer, Erwin, Roland, Roger and Margaret.
Arthur was a graduate of Iowa State University where he was a baseball pitcher. He worked for General Electric Company as an electrical engineer for 36 years. During World War II, he was instrumental in the development of high frequency transmitter tubes used for radar systems, greatly benefitting our Armed Forces. He held several patents.
After living in the Syracuse, N.Y. area, they retired to the Monett area and later relocated to Loveland, Colo. Arthur enjoyed singing, hunting, gardening, Ham radio and making jewelry that he would share with his friends and loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colo. at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Memorial contributions can be made to Lutheran Women's Missionary League in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, Colo. 80517. To see Arthur's obituary online and to send a message to the family, visit www.allnutt.com.