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[September 28, 2010]  LINCOLN -- Thomas A. Koch, 86, of Lincoln, formerly of Mundelein, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at 1:26 p.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

Cremation rites have been accorded. No visitation is scheduled.

Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Mr. Koch was a retired milkman and 40-year member of the Teamsters union.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Chicago. His parents were Albert W. and Veronica M. Hasty Koch.

He is survived by one son, Thomas A. (and Jan) Koch Jr. of Vernon Hills; two daughters, Patti J. (and Bob) Volpert of Gurnee and Mary E. (and Bob) Berry of Lincoln; five grandchildren, including local surviving grandsons James (and Paula) Berger of Lincoln and Michael (and Billy-Jo) Berger of Lincoln; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, William A. (and Babe) Koch of Spring Grove.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kevin M. Koch; one grandson, Ryan W. Berry; one brother, Robert Koch; and one sister, Alvernia "Bunny" Beskow.

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He was a life member of Fox Lake American Legion Post 703, where he was past commander twice; a past commander of Fox Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars; and 10th District junior vice commander and past chef de gare of the 40&8 in Fox Lake.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 263.

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