Frank Koch, 79, Driscoll, formerly of Mandan, died November 30, 2011 at St. Gabriel’s Community in Bismarck, surrounded by his loving family.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Reverend Shane Campbell officiating. Visitation will be held one half hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Frank was born August 20, 1932 in a sod house in Mandan, the oldest son to Vincent and Mary (Kraft) Koch. He was raised in northwest Mandan. Frank was proud to take over the family farm and he enjoyed all of the farm work. He married Barb Geisinger on December 27, 1968. Frank had fond memories of their honeymoon in Hawaii. On February 5, 1981 Frank married Deb Maier in Bismarck. He enjoyed animals all of his life, having many on the farm and as pets. Frank also liked to play bingo. In 2009 Frank and Deb moved to Driscoll where he enjoyed his free time and helping out when needed. Blessed to have shared his life is his wife of 30 years, Deb Koch, Driscoll; seven children, Tami (James) Faul, Lincoln, ND, Jo Koch, Missoula, MT, Stacy (Vince) Gentry, Wellington, CO, Dwayne Koch, Durango, CO, Lynsey Koch, Bismarck, Matthew Koch, and Rebecca Koch, Driscoll; one stepson, Al Maier, Driscoll; 3 grandchildren, Landon Faul and Kayla and Tia Gentry; two brothers, Vincent (Noreen) Koch, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Chuck (Kathleen) Koch, Lebanon, OR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his parents.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Gabriel’s for the care provided to Frank.