Curtis J. "Curt" Koch

Jan 22, 2021


Private family services will be held     




Garden of Memories Cemetery     


Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls or to Christian Crusaders  


Curtis J. “Curt” Koch, 90, of Waterloo, died Friday, January 22, 2021 at Oak Park Estates in Cedar Falls.  

He was born October 12, 1930 near Tripoli, the son of Rudolph and Elsa (Hue) Koch.

He graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1948. He went on to receive a BA in math and physics from the Iowa State Teachers College. 

Curt married Dolores Rock on March 16, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

He worked as a chemist for Chamberlain Manufacturing until retiring in 1988.

Curt was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bicycle racing in his younger years. He had a giving heart and would tutor math students at West High and had sponsored under privileged children in Brazil, often writing and receiving letters over the years. He had an inventive and intelligent mind and knew how to fix anything; you could find him tinkering in the basement or spending time solving crossword and Sudoku puzzles. He loved dogs and taking them for walks.

Survived by his wife, Dolores Koch; five children, Jeffrey (Linda) Koch, Joel Koch all of Waterloo, Lynne (Pete) Clark of Paducah, KY, Lucy (Ed) Milliken of Newport, OR, and Sarah Koch of Waterloo; twelve grandchildren, Ruby, Caitlin, Eric, Justin, Aaron, Seth, Colin, Kyle, Megan, Kailey, Tyra and Cooper; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by his parents; great-granddaughter; and brother, Wendel Koch.

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