Cover photo for Robert Koch's Obituary
Robert Koch Profile Photo
1935 Robert 2021

Robert Koch

October 10, 1935 — February 16, 2021


Robert “Bob” Darrell Koch , age 85 of Montello passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side.  Bob was born in Antigo on October 10, 1935 to Darrell and Irene (Keough) Koch.  He valiantly served his country as a member of the US Navy from 1953 to 1956.  Bob was employed as a painter for most of his life.  His true passion was hunting and fishing, which upon retiring he gladly did almost every day.  Bob also enjoyed gardening and will be remembered for his friendly demeanor.  In March of 2016, he was united in marriage to Helen Giles and though their time together was too short they enjoyed it to the fullest.

Bob leaves behind his wife, Helen and two sisters: Judith Klawitter and Beverly Kienbaum.  He is also survived by his daughter, Karen (Wayne) Talley, step-son, Kenny Klawitter, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.   Bob is further survived by many friends and his canine companion, Buddy and cat, Ms. Piggy.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Kim Klawitter.

A public visitation for Bob Koch will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the Crawford Funeral Home in Montello.  Due to the current pandemic, following the visitation, private services and military honors will take place.  Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Montello City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the family.

Bob’s family would like to thank Agnesian Hospice Hope for all care and comfort.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Koch, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Crawford Funeral Home-Montello

453 E Park St, Montello, WI 53949

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 31

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree