Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN


John "Jack" P. Zoch

January 16, 1934December 30, 2019

John Paul “Jack” Zoch, 85, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. He was born in Fort Wayne on January 16, 1934, the son of the late Germaine and Erhard Zoch. He was graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a long time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He excelled in sales and sales management for over 50 years at Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and Lincoln Financial Advisors. He was a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, walking, and movies. He is survived by his loving wife, Maren (Zern) Zoch; children, Thomas (Patrice) Zoch, Daniel Zoch, Amy (David) Gunderson, and Joseph Zoch; siblings, Sharon Hipskind, Robert (Alice) Zoch, and James Zoch; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and daughter in law, Rita Zoch. He was also preceded in death by his son, John R. Zoch; and brother, Gary Zoch. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4502 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Jack may be made to the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen. To leave condolences for the Zoch family, visit www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com.


  • St. Mary's Soup Kitchen


  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Final Resting Saturday, January 4, 2020


John "Jack" P. Zoch

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Simeon Hain

January 20, 2020

Jack was a great guy , always a pleasure to work with at the Bingham agency. I have many fond memories of time together in work and social gatherings . He will be missed. My sincere sympathy to Maren and all the family.

Ernie Vasquez

January 4, 2020

Jack my friend, thanks for all the conversations we had at The Office Tavern. You are when hell of a great guy.
What we are all going to miss is your little short stories you would tell of before you would leave.
Jack from all your friends from the Office farewell my buddy.

William C. Phillips Sr.

January 3, 2020

Mr. Daniel Zoch and Family:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, John Paul Zoch.

God's Blessing to the Zoch Family.


William C. Phillips Sr.

Beverly Bailey

January 2, 2020

To the Zoch Family. I had the pleasure of knowing Jack when I worked with Lee Wilkinson, a fellow LNL agent. Jack was always an easy going guy and whenever I had a question or needed help he was there for me or was able to steer me in the right direction. I have nothing but good memories of him. May he rest in peace.
Bev Bailey

Judy Elwell

January 2, 2020

To the dear Zoch family; The memories we have shared as friends and neighbors are cherished. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Judy Elwell

David Wuellner

January 2, 2020

I was a neighbor of Jack and Maren's in Harrison Hill from 1977 to 1986 when I moved to Minnesota. During that time, I was the President of the Harrison Hill Association, and I spent many an hour standing in Jack's driveway or on his front porch talking about the neighborhood and the association activities. He was always extremely supportive, and he had a calm gentle way about him that just made you feel good. I last ran into him a few years ago when we were standing on a street corner on Old Mill Rd watching a house burn. I had not seen him in 20 years, but he was the old Jack. What a great guy he was! I will always remember him with a very fond heart.

Julie Hille

January 2, 2020

We will truly miss your big smile, giant hugs, many stories, and kind heart. We are so thankful you got to meet Matty and are very lucky to have you watching over us. We love you! Sending prayers and love to all! ❤️

Susan Huth-Beckley

January 2, 2020

Maren and family I am so sorry to read of Jacls passing. So many fun memories of Crooked Lake with you both. Thinking of you.....Sue