Petersburg, OH – Roy W. Koch, age 83, went to be with the Lord in his sleep Sunday, November 22nd, 2020.
Roy was born on March 16 1937 and was a lifelong resident of the Petersburg area. He was a graduate of Springfield Township High School class of 1955. A long time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Petersburg, he was currently a cherished member to Lake Mount Church of Christ. Roy was a third generation farmer, most recently a partner in K&K Farm’s specializing in poultry, potatoes and grain. Roy was locally known as the must visit location for pumpkins for 20+ years. After retiring he spent his days in the garden with his wife and riding his tractor out to chop wood on his property.
Beloved husband and caring father survived by his wife Judy Koch whom he married in 2005, and three children, Ken (Dawn) Koch of Yorkville IL, Karen (Wilbert) Griffith of Pittsburgh PA, Stephen Koch of Lafayette LA, and step daughters Barbie (Darrel) Hostetter of Columbiana OH and Holly (Ken) Cusick of Bonneau SC. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren: Samantha Koch, Kyle Koch, Marisa (Dylan) Christie, Kelsie Koch, Emma Koch, Jason Koch, Kristina (Phillip) Bowen, Chance Hostetter, Johnathon (Jessica) Hostetter; 11 great grandchildren, his sister Martha Kennedy, dear friends, and a house full of several mementos of his childhood and travels.
Roy was one of 5 children of the late Arthur and Florence (Barth) Koch, and also preceded in death by his late wife: Yvonne L. (Schultz) Koch who passed away 2003; 2 brothers: C. Raymond Koch, Paul Koch; 1 sister: Ruth Yauman.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 25th at Lake Mount Church of Christ 6290 State Route 7, New Waterford, Ohio 11am to noon. Tim Postle officiating at noon. Interment to follow at Petersburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, Ohio or to Lake Mount Church of Christ benevolent fund 6290 State Route 7, New Waterford, Ohio.
The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana with the arrangements for their loved one.
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Lake Mount Church of Christ Benevolent Fund
6290 State Route 7, New Waterford OH 44445
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley
2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown OH 44509