Hastings resident Jean Koch, 97, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Mary
Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE with family by her side.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings
with Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in
Hastings. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 p.m., and one hour prior to
the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or
Mary Lanning Hospice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.
Jean was born on July 27, 1922, on a farm near Red Cloud, NE to James M. and Alda
(Burroughs) Arnold. She graduated from Hastings High School with the Class of 1940.
On May 1, 1946, she married the love of her life, Donald D. Koch, a loving husband,
father, and grandfather who preceded her in death on April 27, 2007.
Jean was employed in the office at the Dutton-Lainson factory from 1941-1948 and later
worked with her husband, Don in his business, Don’s TV Sales & Service until their
retirement in 1993.
Jean was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings and a past
member of Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald D Koch; and two brothers,
Bill Arnold and Byron Arnold.
Her loving Children & Spouses: Steven & Jeanne Koch – Palm Springs, CA
Marilyn & Allen Cramer – Hastings, NE
Kathryn & Darrell Anderson – Blue Hill, NE
Grandchildren, Spouses & families: Celeste Koch-Abdala & special friend Chad Haas –
Phillip & Deidre Koch – Olathe, KS
Alicia & Chauncey Gibreal – Axtell, NE
Xander, Dinah Jean, Cullen, and Bethany
Amy & Morgan Desmond – Yoder, WY
Grace, Ayden, and Easton
Tyler Cramer – Omaha, NE
Jill & Bob Ogston – Duluth, MN
Sisters: Lucile Ulman – Yuma, AZ
Gwen Hickins – Peoria, AZ
Several loving nieces, nephews, cousins & friends