Kenneth ‘Mickey’ R. Koecher

Kenneth ‘Mickey’ R. Koecher

Kenneth ‘Mickey’ R. Koecher

Kenneth “Mickey” R. Koecher, 81, of Stacy, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming.

Kenneth was born June 30, 1931 in Oxford Township, Isanti County, Minn., to parents, Irving and Ellen (Nelson) Koecher. He lived his entire life in the Stacy area where he spent time on his hobby farm as well as working for King Coil in St. Paul for 34 years. He enjoyed his time at the casinos and visiting with family and friends.

Kenneth is survived by his sons, Daniel Koecher, of Maplewood; Steven Koecher, of Oakdale; David (Janet) Koecher, of Oakdale; and Keith (Lisa) Koecher, of Grant; brother, Ronald Koecher, of Stacy; sister, Lonci (Dennis) Tachney, of Stacy; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mildred, in 2010 and sisters, Mavis Tachney and Mary Vadnais.

Funeral services are being held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch with Rev.  Rob Krajewski officiating. Cathie Hendren will serve as organist and Jon Ekstrom will provide soloist music.   Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Serving as casket bearers are Ken Hoschette, Mike Vadnais, Clint Koecher, Brian Koecher, Marlin Priebe and Mark Tachney.  Interment will follow the service at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Oxford Township.

Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch.   Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com.

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