Joshua Kocher, 35, passed away on Sept. 8, 2016
Joshua Paul Forest Kocher, 35, was called home to our Lord on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 and funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, both at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East, Wichita. Graveside service will follow at Restlawn Park Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kan.
He was born Jan. 18, 1981 to James "Jim" and Sheila Kocher. Josh, to all who knew him, was a unique and loving man who touched the lives of all who knew him. He married Angela "Angie" Mangers on July 4, 2014. He always did love fireworks! He was totally dedicated to his two sons, Gavin Michael Forrest Kocher, 15, and Gabriel Mason Kocher, 14. He always had a hug and a smile for everyone he met. Josh worked as a chef in many venues in Wichita and you were blessed if you got to enjoy one of his creations.
He was preceded in death by his father, James “Jim” Kocher; aunt, Janet "Jan" George; grandma, Leta Kocher.
He is survived by: his loving wife, Angie; mother, Sheila Kocher; sons, Gavin and Gabriel; brother, J.C. (Allyson); sister, Jena (Scott) Cummings; grandparents, Tommy and Kathryn “Sue” Church; grandfather, James H. Kocher.
Josh was killed when he rushed into a burning building and saved a group of orphans and puppies. Or maybe not? We all know Josh liked to tell stories.
A fund for the education of Josh's children has been established with Meritrust Credit Union, 2900 S. Oliver St., Wichita, KS 67210. Share tributes online at: www.dlwichita.com.