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Richard J. Koch

November 6, 1947 — December 28, 2022

Richard J. Koch, 75 of rural Hubbard, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 peacefully at his home.  Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2023 at Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City, Nebraska with Father Gerald Leise officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery of Saint Mary’s Church in Hubbard.  Visitation, with family present, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 20th at the funeral home prior to the service.  Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.meyerbroschapels.com

Richard was born on November 6, 1947 in Yankton, South Dakota to Cyril and Felecia (Noecker) Koch.  He graduated from Cedar Catholic High School with the Class of 1965.  Richard served his country in the Army National Guard from October of 1966 until January of 1973, reaching the rank of Sergeant, E5.  He married Jackie Snowe on November 9, 1968 at Sacred Heart Church in Wynot, Nebraska.  The couple has made Hubbard their home since 1979. 

Richard worked at Tyson for 53 years, and has farmed since 1979.  Along with farming, Richard enjoyed fishing, camping, and of course his motorcycles.  He won the World of Wheels, in his class, in 1976 and 1977, with his first-place trike, “Wild Thing” and he enjoyed the Sturgis Rallies.  Above all else, family was most important to Richard, especially his grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife Jackie; son Shane and his wife Lori; daughter Sabrina; grandchildren Brenden and Jacey Hammer; mother Felecia; brothers Maurice and his wife Vicki, and Dennis; sisters Pat and her husband Jim Hames; MaryLynn Arens, and Bonnie and her husband George Tanderup; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, and brother-in-law Charles Arens.


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