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Clarence Koch, 81 - November 02, 2014

Clarence Theodore Koch, 81, of Conway, MO, formerly of Eustis and Gothenburg area, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Marshfield Cemetery at Marshfield, MO. A mule-drawn carriage will leave Day Funeral Home at 10 a.m. and arrive at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m.
Koch was born to August Koch and Martha (VonLoh) Koch on Aug. 12, 1933, at Eustis.
He graduated from Eustis High School in 1951, where he excelled in football and basketball.
On Nov. 27, 1955, he married Ilene Joyce (Pfeiffer) Koch. The couple made their home on a farm along the Platte River southeast of Gothenburg. After their children were grown, they then moved to Missouri and Arizona, retiring in Conway, MO, in 1997.
Koch was known far and wide as the “The Mule Man,” family members said. He lead several teams of mules in horse pulls, and many hayrides and parades, including the nationally televised Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. He loved sharing his knowledge of mules, helping many veterinary students and others learn how to drive a team.
?He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ilene.
Survivors include: his three daughters—Joyce Koch of Van Alstyne, TX, Shirley Koch of Irvine, CA, and Judith Koch of Conway, MO.
Memorials are suggested to the Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, Shelbina, MO, and left in care of the Day Funeral Home.