Robert William Kocher

November 21, 1930July 4, 2018

Robert W. Kocher passed to his Eternal Father and the rest of his loved ones on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Bradenton. He was born on November 21, 1930 in Bellaire, Ohio to Ellis and Grace Kocher. Robert was 87 years old. Mr. Kocher will be entombed at Manasota Memorial Park.

Mr. Kocher, a Citrus Grove Farmer, was a US Army Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his spouse, Cleo Kocher; daughter, Cyndi Miller; son, Fred Kocher; three grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren. Mr. Kocher is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; and one granddaughter.


Robert William Kocher

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Connie Lehman

July 7, 2018

I have several memories from the days living on orange grove. I remember watching for the temperature to either stay neutral or dip below 28 degrees in the winter Dad would say it’s time to fire up the grove. It was all hands on deck. Mom would start the coffee and make a pot of chili. We would place hay bales strategically throughout the grove and start them on fire and start a bomb fire. Constantly watch the fires and temperature to insure the orange trees survived. He taught me to drive the big Ford tractor at 2AM one time.
I will miss dad but he no longer suffering. God Bless!! I love you!