William A. Kocher

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Died: July 10, 2014
PEKIN ~ William Arthur Kocher, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.;Born August 28, 1926 in New York, New York to Adolf and Irene Kocher, he married Louise Smith.;Surviving are his wife, one son, Bill Kocher, Jr. of Peoria, and one sister, Alice DeAngelis of Queens, New York.;He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ray and Merle, and one sister, Georgette.;A United States Navy veteran of World War II, he served from October 7, 1944 to June 12, 1946. He attained the rank of Seaman First Class.;Bill worked as a union pipefitter most of his life.;Bill enjoyed fishing and golfing.;His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Ted Snider will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin, where military rites will be accorded by the United States Navy.;To express condolences online, visit

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405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
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