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. www.thepetersonchapel.com.