Obituary — Donna KochNov 15th, 2012 | By tfedderson2 | Category: 2012, Issue, Obituaries
Donna Koch, 52, of Lincoln, died Oct. 30. Koch worked for nearly 32 years in the UNL Libraries system.
Born Aug. 6, 1960 in Yankton, S.D., Koch grew up in Hartington, Neb. She graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School and attended Wayne State College.
She started at UNL in January 1981 as a library assistant at the C.Y. Thompson Library. In 1988 Koch was promoted and moved to the Engineering Library. In 1995, Koch was awarded the University Libraries Staff Excellence Award and the Board of Regents Award.
She is survived by her sons, Casey (Jennifer) Koch, Omaha, and Austin Koch, Lincoln; mother, Marian Dreesen, Yuma, Ariz.; brothers, Don (Kathy) Dreesen, Columbus, Matthew (Valerie) Dreesen, St. Louis; sisters, Diane (Kevin) Brummer, Ankeny, Iowa, Darla (Bill King) Dreesen, Yuma, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, cousins; special friend, Dan Griepentrog, Lincoln.
Koch was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. A service celebrating her life was Nov. 3 at St. Mark’s.