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William J. âBillâ 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.