AVIS DE DÉCÈS
Eugene A. Koch
5 décembre , 1938 – 28 avril , 2019
EUGENE “GENE” ALLEN KOCH left this earthly life in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown.
Gene was born on December 5, 1938 to Walter H. Koch and Esther L. (Lottes) Koch in Evansville, IN, both of whom predeceased him. He graduated from F. J. Reitz High School, and the University of Evansville with a BS degree in Business Administration/Finance. He was one of several who established the initial computer system for Citizens National Bank (now 5/3 Bank) in the early 1960’s. In 1965, he moved to Mead Johnson & Co. where he eventually became the Mgr. of the Midwestern Consolidated Computer Center for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and shortly before his retirement in 1993, he returned to Mead Johnson & Co. as an MIS Director. He was a lifetime member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, serving there in many capacities over the years. Upon his retirement, he continued to enjoy his gift of computer knowledge by teaching church members how to use them, and making house calls when they had problems. He also developed a passion and knowledge of photography, which he shared with family and friends and his grandchildren’s sports, music, and gymnastic events. He dearly loved his entire family, and was happiest when he could have them around him; they were his life!
Gene is survived by his loving bride of 60 years, Judith A. (Holder) Koch; daughter, Kim Koch-Akin, of Evansville, sons, Karl G. (Kelly) Koch, of Oakland City, IN, and Kent A. (Tammy) Koch of Brownsburg, IN; grandchildren Adam K. (Samantha) Akin, Aaron J. Akin (Cassidy Jacobs), Andrew A. Akin, Jeanell (Koch) Laughary, Alex G. (Erica) Koch, Samantha, Katie, and Natalie Koch; great grandchildren, Hannah and Jack Laughary and Wyatt Koch; sister-in-law, Brenda Willner, a niece, nephews, cousins, and his church family.
A celebration of Gene’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 6400 Oak Hill Rd. with Rev. Emily Slade officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Alexander Funeral Home, North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Rd. and from 1:30 p.m. until service time on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Bethlehem United Church of Christ.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Church of Christ. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.
- Visitation samedi, 4 mai , 2019
- Visitation dimanche, 5 mai , 2019
- Celebration of Gene's Life dimanche, 5 mai , 2019
Eugene A. Koch
4 mai , 2019
We never have the right words in these moments. So, very simply we will state the Pierson family has been thinking about the Koch family non-stop. Bigger than softball!! We look forward to seeing you guys soon.
Rest in Peace Mr. Koch!!
Susan Shaw Harrison
2 mai , 2019
I was sorry to hear of your loss. I hope Gene is enjoying new life without infirmaties. He has a great family who loved and supported him..