Keith Millard Koch, 82, of Lanesboro, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at his home of cancer, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 31, 1930, in Preston, Iowa, to Henry and Lula A. (Miller) Koch. He attended school and then joined the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. On Oct. 28, 1953, he married Norma Johnson in Wyoming, Iowa. The couple lived in Preston, Minn., where he farmed from 1973 to 1989. They then moved to Lanesboro in 1989. He worked for Strongwell for 20 years.

He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff. He enjoyed his family, grandkids and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Norma; four children, Kenneth (Karen) Koch of Fountain, Kevin (Janelle) Koch of Chatfield, Karen (Jeff) Erath of Dexter and Dale (Becky) Koch of Preston; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald (Marge) Koch, of Moline, Ill., Leonard Koch, of Clinton, Iowa, and Harold (Betty) Koch, of Sabula, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lula; a brother, John Koch; and sister-in-law, Francis Koch.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Rev. Becky Timm officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors were provided by Wykoff American Legion Post 369.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.