Richard Louis Kochel, 96, of Attica, passed away Friday, May 12, 2023, at his residence.
Richard was born in Willard, Richmond Township, on March 7, 1927 to the late Charles Bryan and Ida (Hershiser) Kochel. He married Marilyn (Marquart) in Deunquat, OH on November 13, 1954.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Kochel of Attica, children, Becky Kochel of Attica, Kenny (Nancy) Kochel of Attica, Dennis (Julie) Kochel of New Washington, Peggy Martin of Attica, Millie Lucius of Attica, Bryan Kochel of Attica, Ben Kochel of Attica, eleven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren.
Richard was a lifelong farmer and also retired from Pioneer Industries. He was a United States Navy and Marine Veteran serving during WWII and Korea. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Attica and American Legion post 260. Richard enjoyed his garden and most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Richard Kochel Jr., a son-in-law, Rocky Martin, two brothers, Charles and Harold Kochel, two sisters, Hilda Seagram and Joyce Yacob.
There will be a private family graveside service held at Bethel cemetery. The Lindsey-Shook Funeral Home in Bloomville is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Attica Veterans Memorial, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Attica or to Avita Hospice.
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