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Jeremy John Koecher “JJ”, age 46 of Loretto, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020. He was born September 14, 1973 in Phoenix, AZ, the son of Darwin and Mary Lou (Ruppelius) Koecher. 

After many years of addiction, Jeremy is finally at peace. Jeremy had a passionate heart and was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. 

JJ was a 1992 graduate of Rockford High School. He was an excellent welder and talented artist. 

He is preceded in death by his sister, Jill Koecher; and grandparents, Walter and Emma Koecher, John and Marie Ruppelius. 

JJ is survived by his parents, Dar and Mary Lou Koecher; brothers, Joe Koecher, Jamie (Stephanie) Koecher; nephews, Brody and Jordan Koecher; soulmate, Izzy; special friend, Keeley; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford. 

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363.


10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mandy Vannelli

    My heart is so sad hearing about JJ’s passing.

  2. Larry and Joan Johnson

    Dar and Mary Lou –
    Larry and I want to express our heartfelt sympathies to you both. We are so sad to hear of JJ’s passing. Because we are in Arizona this winter, we will not be able to attend the memorial service. Just know that our prayers are with you today and the weeks to come as you grieve the loss of your son. Gods peace to you!

  3. Guy Mittlestadt

    My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Joyce Dahl

    Darwin and Mary Lou. Our sincerest Sympathy to you and your family at this very very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Harvey and Joyce Dahl

  5. Lyn Anderson

    We love you JJ, May you rest easy now 🙏

  6. Roger and Lil Georges

    Dar and Mary Lou, Roger and I wanted to send you our deepest sympathies on the terrible news of your son. Our prayers are with you and your family!

  7. Ron & Marie Dehn

    Darwin and Mary Lou
    Ron and I wish to express our Sympathy to you and your family
    at this difficult time prayers for your family
    Ron and Marie the Dehn’s

  8. Kevin "Fido"

    I’ll never forget the good times and your good heart pall…I feel for your loved ones

  9. Larry & Sheila Dalbec

    Dar & Mary Lou,
    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We will be thinking of you during this very difficult time and keeping you in our prayers.

  10. Dee

    JJ may you now rest in peace. Love You & will miss you! To your family & loved ones, my thoughts & prayers are with with. My deepest sympathy at your loss. May your memories become treasures of your heart.


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