Werner Gerhard Koch, 88, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 in Arlington. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 16 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Werner was born on March 1, 1933 in Orange Grove, Texas to Willie Koch and Erna Specht Koch. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Werner married Donna L. Ault on October 4, 1957. He graduated from The University of Texas with a BSME in January 1958 and The University of Southern California with a MSME in June of 1961. He worked as a mechanical engineer for E Systems (Raytheon), LTV, Bell Helicopter and the FAA. Werner enjoyed both water and snow skiing, tennis, hunting, fishing, traveling and woodworking. He was a member of SAE and Big Brothers. He was always there for anyone who needed a helping hand. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Erna Koch; brother, Dr. Herbert Koch; and sister, Ursula Holobec. Survivors: Wife of 63 years, Donna Koch; daughter, Rhonda Misslin and husband, John; grandchildren, Dylan Misslin and wife, Jenny, Lindsay Gastorf and husband, Scott, and Clint Misslin; great-grandchildren, Lily and Levi Misslin, Grace, Nathan and Abigail Gastorf; and numerous nieces and nephews. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. Werner was the best mechanical systems engineer I’ve ever known. He was instrumental in helping solve the rudder issues with the Boeing 737 that led to several fatal accidents. Since spouse and son had/have careers flying the 737, I am extremely grateful.

  2. I have fond memories of Uncle Werner, Aunt Donna and Rhonda coming to our house for Thanksgiving many years ago, when I was a kid. And again, when you all came to visit us in England 9 or 10 years ago, and our German relatives came over to join us all. Uncle Werner treated us all to a lovely lunch outside. And luckily the sun was shining (for once)!
    Uncle Werner reminded me a lot of my Dad in looks, intellect, dry sense of Humor, and a kind Heart. I know you have lots of wonderful memories. Love, Lana and Chris Dalston

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