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“Dan and I send you our deepest sympathies. We will always remember Uncle Art as a loving and caring man. Our son, Ken Neptun, got to give Uncle Art...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Wendy Neptun - Springfield, VA

“Dear Ruth and family, I just read of Art's passing and am wishing for you the gift of God's Holy Comforter. Art was a very special person in my life....Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Pamela Kleiboeker Volkl - MO

“Dear Ruth, Carol, and family of Art, Fannie and I want to let you know that we are thinking of you all on this day of Art's funeral. We offer our...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Fannie and Bud Neptun - Peoria, IL

“Dear Ruth, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have missed you after your move to CO. I felt a special kinship to you and Art, because...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bill & Carlene Garner - Monett, MO

“I was so sorry to hear about Art. We attended church with Art and Ruth here in Monett for many years. I enjoyed being in choir with Art also. We...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Tracy Rhea - Monett, MO


Arthur Richard Koch, 93, of Loveland, went to be with his Heavenly Father March 13, 2010. He was born July 19, 1916 in Victor, IA and was formerly a thirty year resident of rural Monett, Mo. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marion Ruth, his children, Arthur R. Koch Jr. of Wayland, MI, William D. Koch of Pittsburgh, PA, M. Carol Rouch, of Estes Park, CO, and Donald G.Koch of Las Vegas, NV and eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Aurora, Stephanie, Amber, Seth, Erin, Sara and Emily. He is further survived by a sister, Bonnie Malchow of Clackamas, OR. Arthur was preceded in death by his father and mother, Julius and Martha, and six siblings, Julius, Elmer, Erwin, Roland, Roger and Margaret. Arthur was a graduate of Iowa State University where he was a baseball pitcher. Arthur worked for General Electric Company as an electrical engineer for thirty six years . During World War II, he was instrumental in the development of high frequency transmitter tubes used for radar systems, greatly benefitting our armed forces. He held several patents. After living in the Syracuse, NY area, they retired to the Monett, MO area, and later relocated to Loveland, CO. Arthur enjoyed singing, hunting, gardening, ham radio, and making jewelry that he would share with his friends and loved ones. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 4:30 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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