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Susan Elizabeth (Dunlap) Koch

November 7, 1948 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Susan Elizabeth Koch, 72, of Altenburg, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Jackson Manor in Jackson.

She was born Nov. 7, 1948, in Desloge, Missouri, daughter of Francis and Mildred Wagoner Dunlap. She and William "Bill" Koch were married Sept. 16, 1972, in Desloge. He survives.

Susan was a graduate of Desloge High School Class of 1966. She attended Southeast Missouri State University, earning a master's degree in teaching. Susan taught grades K-6 at the Meramec Valley R-3 School District in Pacific, Missouri, for 27 years, retiring in 1999. In 2005, she and William moved back to the family farm in Altenburg to enjoy their retirement together.

Susan was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. She enjoyed playing the piano and was an instrumentalist for church. She especially enjoyed accompanying family and friends when they performed at church. Susan felt honored to be in the Southeast Missouri Golden Eagles Marching Band and had fond memories of performing with the band when it traveled to Florida to play for the Super Bowl. While her health still allowed her, she enjoyed getting out on the "greens" to play a round or two of golf.

Loving survivors include her husband of 48 years; two sons, William (Heather) Koch Jr. of Union, Missouri, and Daniel (Shelby) Koch of Egypt Mills; two brothers, James (Nancye) Dunlap of Fenton, Missouri, and Joseph (Jeanice) Dunlap of Rolla, Missouri.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Lillian, Clara and Silas.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells.

Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Virgil Kelm officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Lutheran Women's Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells or to Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Wells.

Traditional gifts, cards and contributions may be sent to the family at McCombs Funeral Home, c/o Susan Koch, 640 W. Independence Street, Jackson, MO 63755.

To send an online condolence to the family, visit McCombs Funeral Home website at mccombsfuneralhome.com; then click on the tribute wall tab of Susan's personal obituary.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
May 22, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Wells MO
304 County Road 516
New Wells, MO 63732

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Wells
(located at Junction of Hwy C & County Road 517)
Altenburg, MO 63732

Graveside Service
Saturday
May 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Wells
(located at Junction of Hwy C & County Road 517)
Altenburg, MO 63732

Please note
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Virgil Kelm officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Donations

Lutheran's Women's Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Wells, MO
304 County Road 576, Altenburg MO 63732

Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Wells, MO
304 County Road 576, Altenburg MO 63732

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