William Kocher, 72

William J. “Bill” Kocher, 72 of Huntington, passed away at 2:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at his home. He graduated from West Rock Creek High School. He worked as a Line Operator at International Harvester/ Navistar, retiring May 31, 1996, and at Erie Department Store until they closed. He was a member of Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church. Born Sept. 28, 1938 in Huntington County, he was a son of Paul D. and Edna L. (Veilhauer) Kocher. Survivors include his wife, June Smith; two sons, Brian Kocher and Joseph Kocher; a daughter, Kelly Kocher-Barlow; and a brother Michael (Sharon) Kocher of Huntington. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday preceding the 2 p.m. service at Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church, 1131 Etna Avenue, Huntington, with Pastor Tom Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in Star of Hope Cemetery.Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society, c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.Online condolences to dealricefuneralhomes.com.