John L. Kocher, 68, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at his residence. John was born in Decatur, IN on April 16th, 1951 to the late James L. and Mildred (Wolfe) Kocher Jr.
John was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Decatur High School and completed a two year degree from Lincoln Technical Institute. He was a man of many hobbies and worked as a mechanic for Schwartz Ford where he achieved the level of Ford Master Automotive Technician. He had a passion for antiques, working on cars and Sci-Fi movies. A spectacular handyman, he could fix anything and was willing to help anyone who asked for it. He will truly be missed by many.
John is survived by his daughter, Lynsey (C.J.) Schwartz of Decatur, a granddaughter, Fiona; his siblings, Mary (Donna Adams) Dygert of Boston, MA, Margaret (Tom) Magnan of Caravelle, FL., Sheryl (Dick) Hamstra, Vicki (Kenneth) Frazier-Sapp; his nieces and nephews: Andrew (Echo) Bond, Jane (Tim) Bond, Josie (Dan) Haspel, Sam Magnan, James (Miki) Hamstra, Joey (Nica) Hamstra, Katie (Kelly) Votolato, and Ivy (Brodie) Wright. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann (Bill) Bond and a brother, Jack Robinson . He loved spending time with his family.
A Memorial Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Pastor Randy Rossman will be officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to the Granddaughter's education fund or for the family.
Arrangements by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.
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