Robert Paul Koch Jr.

Robert Paul Koch Jr., 72,  Ogallah, died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Flint, Mich., to Robert Paul and Geraldine (Tarrant) Koch Sr.  

He married Lampueng (Miruntia) on  Aug. 27, 1973, in Thailand.  He was a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; his children, Lucy Koch and Julia Kirby and husband, Sean; his mother; a brother, Brad Koch; three sisters, Cindy Tucker and husband, Rusty, Julie Morrow and husband, David and Valerie Weide and husband, Steve; three grandchildren, Mariah, Shiloh and Thai.

He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Bobby Koch; and a sister-in-law, Patti Koch.

 Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions the family will schedule a celebration of life memorial service and inurnment at a later date.

 Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd,  Hays, KS 67601, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published on January 21, 2021