Curtis George Koch

Koch, Curtis George Curtis passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Jan. 17, 2023. He was born in Davenport, IA where he met & fell in love with Mary Alice Hedberg in their senior year of HS, marrying in 1955. Due to a job transfer with American Optical in 1970, they moved to MN. Curtis was a Sales Executive for them 32 years in which he achieved numerous awards including Salesman of the Year. Upon retirement they moved to Arizona for 17 years, returning to MN in 2016. Curtis enjoyed golf as well as hunting & fishing shared with his son Rob, whom they lost in a tragic airplane accident in 1987. Curtis & Mary loved traveling together & he documented their many memories. He is survived by daughter Julie (Mike) Boeser, grandchildren Jordan (Kristin) Boeser, Lindsey (Matt) Bradley, Tiffany (Jordan) Strelow, Ryan (Jessica) Boeser & 9 great grandchildren. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents George Koch & Bernice Lodwig, brother Virgil Koch, loving wife Mary of 66 years, son Rob Koch & great-granddaughter June Strelow. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Curtis' choices of Save the Children or World Wildlife Fund. A celebration of his life to be a private family gathering. Dawn Valley Chapel 952-941-7686