Sterling ‘Ick’ F. Koch
Jan. 15, 1926 — Jan. 9, 2018
Sterling “Ick” F. Koch, age 91, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 14, at 3 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home, 611 E. Main St., Watertown. Entombment will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Sterling Koch was born on January 15, 1926 in Milwaukee, the son of Fritz and Florentine (nee Reddenmann) Koch. He served in the United States 13th Airborne Glider Unit 326 from 1944 to 1950. On October 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to Adeline Filter at Fort Still, Oklahoma. He was employed as a letter carrier in Elm Grove for over 30 years.
Sterling is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Adeline Koch of Watertown; children, James (Kathleen) Freuck, Robert Freuck, Jeffrey (Faith) Koch and Cynthia (Dale) Cichon; grandchildren, Laura, Robert, Aaron, Eric and Jason; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Ashley, Katy, Lilly and Zed; brothers, Paul (Grace) Koch and Calvert (Michéle) Koch; as well as other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marilyn Bohren; a grandson; and a brother, Hoarce Koch.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown, 920-2612218, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.