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ELAINE J. KOCH, 79, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ashton Creek surrounded by her family. Born in Harlan, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Dorothy Amstutz. Elaine retired from the City of Fort Wayne as a customer service representative in the City Utilities Department. She was a member of Pathway Christian Church and the "20 plus 1 Homemakers Club" for over 50 years.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra Koch, Nancy (Ron) Hormann, Penny (Joel) Hoffman and Sheryl Herber; grandchildren, Sarah Hormann, Katie Hormann, Adam Hormann, Hayden Hoffman, Blake Hoffman, Joseph Herber and Tyler Herber; and her brother, Larry Amstutz.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Edward.

Service is 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Pathway Christian Church, 12723 Spencerville Rd., Harlan, Ind., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 at the church. Burial will be in Harlan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers preferred memorials may be made to Pathway Christian Church.

Arrangements under the direction of Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan, IN.