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Marvin Koch

April 10, 1945 — January 5, 2020

Marvin Koch

Roanoke - Marvin Koch, 74, of Roanoke, passed away at 7:05 am on Sunday January 5, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on April 10, 1945 in Steator, IL to Edward and Mabel Weber Koch. He married Kathleen Cinkovich on March 19, 1965 in Roanoke, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brian (Jill) Koch of Springfield; Jeff Koch of Metamora; fourteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by his parents, one son, Rodney Koch, three brothers, and one sister.

Marvin worked 46 years for Caterpillar Inc, retiring from the tech center in Mossville in 2009.

Marvin loved being outside working at home on the farm. He liked to bowl and had served his community as volunteer on the Roanoke Fire Department and the Roanoke Ambulance.

Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded and there will be a celebration of life held by the family at a later date. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Roanoke Fire Department or to Lifesong For Orphans in Gridley, IL. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at

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