Sheila Koch

Sheila A. Koch, 71, of Washington, formerly of Mackinaw, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria.

Shelia was born July 16, 1948 in Peoria, Ill., to Melvin and Grace (Burt) Hanauer. She married Walter Koch, Jr., on February 11, 1983. Walter preceded her in death on April 5, 2019. She was also preceded in death by her father Melvin Hanauer and her mother and step-father, Grace and Robert DeFreese.

Surviving are two daughters, Kim Lusher of Morton and Laurie (Virgil) McGinnis of Mackinaw; three step-sons, Walter (Brenda) Koch III of Washington, Kevin (Denise) Koch of Peoria and Tim Koch of Arkansas; one step-daughter, Dawn Koch of Peoria; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Terry (Diane) Breese of Michigan.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to the OSF Children’s Hospital.

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