Ida's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Ida Mae Koch, 76, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle. She was born in Presque Isle, Oct. 10, 1937, the daughter of Kenneth and Bertha (Bourgoin) Murchison.

She was a graduate of Mapleton High School. Ida worked for Zayre Dept. Store for 24 years, VIP Auto Parts Store, and The Aroostook Centre Mall.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edward J. Koch of Presque Isle, three sons, Dennis Koch of Commerce, TX, Edward Koch Jr. and his companion, Lori McIntyre of Presque Isle, David Koch and his wife, Angel of Washburn; a daughter, Debbie Thibodeau and her husband, Ryan of Bangor; a brother, Gerald Murchison and his wife, Linda of Presque Isle; seven grandchildren, Jessica Dahms, Jon, Joshua, Kolby, Darbie, Delancy, and Tucker Koch; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Julia Levasseur.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood with Raymond Morency, celebrant. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery, later this spring. Online condolences may be expressed at
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