David Richard Kocher

May 19, 1958 - Dec. 8, 2005

David Richard Kocher of Waukesha found peace in eternal life Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 47.

He was born May 19, 1958, in Waukesha, the son of Richard P. and Susan M. (nee Boehmke) Kocher. He was a 1976 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School then went on to graduate from Lawrence University in Appleton in 1980. David had a love of camping, fishing, golfing and cooking. He was a loving father and a passionate artist with a unique spirit and a kind, gentle heart.

David will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three children, Elisabeth, William and Anne, all of Waukesha; his brothers and sisters, Paul Kocher of Waukesha, Anne Kocher of Hoboken, N.J., Ellen (James) Fleming of Downers Grove, Ill., James Kocher of Wauwatosa, John Kocher of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Peter (Jill) Kocher of Stoughton; his parents, Richard Kocher of Waukesha and Susan Kocher of Waukesha; and his three nieces, Grace and Mary Fleming and Hazel Kocher.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, for a European buffet at the Venice Club, 1905 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

For additional information, contact the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Waukesha, at 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave condolences, go to www.waukeshafuneralhome.com.