Michael P. Koch, 64, Mandan, passed away Aug. 22, 2017, at Sanford Health, Bismarck. Mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 28 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Mike was born on Aug. 21, 1953, to Jeff and Christine (Barth) Koch in Bismarck. He was raised and educated in Mandan, graduating from Mandan High School and then attending North Dakota State University. Mike married Marilyn Wahl on Sept. 25, 1982, in Mandan.
Mike enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. He loved going to his lake cabin at Lake Tschida, spending time with family and friends, sitting by the campfire and playing in his new “man cave.” He enjoyed golfing and playing pinochle. He loved to travel and spend time with all his family and friends and especially his forever best friend and wife, Marilyn. He liked going to concerts. His most favorite recent concert was Blake Shelton in Las Vegas, where his cousin, Victor, had gifted him VIP front row seats and back stage passes. Mike spoke his mind, but was a man with a very big heart and was loved by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by his little dog, Deja, who waits for him daily. He leaves behind too many friends to mention, but you all know who you are and were all very special to him. He was a motivated, hardworking and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend. He loved his sons and grandsons very much and they were the highlight of his life.
Mike was dedicated to his work with his company Koch Construction and he will always leave a blueprint of his memory, with his accomplished visions in and about our city and areas of North Dakota.
Mike will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Marilyn; his sons, Shaun (Melodi) Koch, Bismarck, Austin (special friend, Melissa) Koch, Mandan, and Nash (Tayla), Mandan; four grandchildren that he loved dearly, Kaiden, Ayden, Rylan and Teagan; his sisters, Cheryl (Larry) Souther, Mandan, Sandy Hay, Minneapolis, and Krislyn Thompson, Bismarck; his brothers, Barry (Jocelyn) Koch, Mandan, Greg Koch, Mandan, and Blair (Ann) Koch, Chicago; his father-in-law, Jerry (Donna) Wahl; a sister-in-law, Nancy Koch; his brother-in-law, Calvin Wahl; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; Jeff and Christine Koch; his brother, Pat Koch; and mother-in-law, Phyllis Wahl.
We went fishing the other day and caught big fish. You would have been so proud of us. We used what you taught us. You will be forever in our hearts.
Love, Kaiden, Ayden, Rylan and Teagan.
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