Feb. 28, 1948 – Nov. 14, 2013
Pete (Dennis Wayne) Koch was born Feb. 28, 1948, and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at the age of 65. Pete passed away at home after a long battle with heart and lung problems along with lung, liver and bone cancer. Pete is survived by his loving wife, Debbie, of 35 years; sons Tom of Waukesha and Wayne (Gina) of Colorado; grandchildren Matthew and Josh; sisters Bonnie Rowlett and Judy (Rick) Wulf; brothers Lyle (Sandy) Koch of Tennessee and Dale (Gloria) of Portage and sister-in-law Sally Koch. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews and special friends Jim Rowlett, Ron (Sandy) Werowinski, Deb Morgan and Deb Leinweber along with many other friends, mother and father-in-law Gene (Zelma) Carlson and his four-legged kids Billy, Jack and Katie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer (Gertrude) Koch; brother Raymond Koch, and special four-legged kids Charlie, Willie and Missy.
Pete worked and retired after 32 years at International Harvester in Waukesha. He was proud to serve the Dousman community for many years on the fire department, American Legion Post #405 and the Derby Days Parade Committee. Pete took great pride in helping Dousman and anyone that needed help when he was healthy. He especially enjoyed working on farms and also his dogs, past and present, and they always made him feel better.
Per Pete’s wishes, he did not want a funeral. Pete will be laid to rest at a later date.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com