Karl E. Kocher

Karl E. Kocher, 81, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Aurora Medical Center, Hartford.

He was born in West Bend to the late Edward and Anna (nee Rosenthal) Kocher on Aug. 23, 1926, and on June 21, 1952 he was united in marriage to Geraldine "Gerry" Mulvaney at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville.

Karl is survived by his wife, Gerry; a daughter, Kathy Ellen (Dennis) Shipman of Allen, Texas; two granddaughters, Tracy and Sarah Shipman of Allen; two sisters, Ruth Yoost and Bernice Potter, both of West Bend; two nieces, Judy (Floyd) Buddenhagen of West Bend and Ann (John Heule) Yoost-Brecke of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; a nephew, Thomas Potter of West Bend; two great-nieces, Amy (Timothy) Luft of West Bend and Anna Brecke of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; three great-nephews, Timothy (Shelly) Bud-denhagen of Huron, S.D., Christopher Buddenhagen of West Bend and Matthew Brecke of Chestnut Hill.

Karl also leaves Jordan, TyAnn, Tenley, Hope, Paige and Ella; other relatives and friends.

Private family services were held on Friday April 18, with Rev. George Mumm of St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church officiating.

Memorials to St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, St. Johnís School, the Washington County Humane Society or the charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.

Myrhum ~ Patten Funeral & Cremation Service assisted the family.

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