Lawrence R. Koch, age 68, of Round Lake Beach, died August 10, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 11, 1943 in Green Bay, WI to Robert E. and Margaret (Jaeger) Koch. On March 27, 1973, he married Audria “Sharon” McGee in Chicago.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he attained the rank of Crpl while serving from 1961-1965. A resident of Round Lake Beach for 34 years, Lawrence was employed as a postal clerk for 38 years, retiring in 2003. He was also the owner/operator of AquaGuard with his grandson, Christopher. Enjoyments included woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sharon; four children, LaDonna (Rant) Townsend of Antioch, Robert Koch of Antioch, Lisa Anderson of Fox Lake, and Raymond Koch of Jacksonville, IL; 14 grandchildren, Christopher (Nicole) Kelli, Maddison, Morgan, Dakota, Kevin, Zachary, Raymond Jr. “RJ”, Stephanie, Taylor, Casey, Aleecia and Austin; two great grandchildren, MacKenzie and Jazmyne, and two on the way, baby Mraz and baby blue; and six siblings, Margaret Fritz of California, Thomas (Gail) Koch of Plainfield, Mary Ruth Smith of Volo, Judith Christensen of California, Cynthia (Robert) MacNamara of Rolling Meadows, and Robert (Joyce) Koch Jr. of Cary.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the 12 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 W. North Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073.
Memorials to the family would be appreciated.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.