Walter Edward Kotch May 11, 1943 - September 21, 2021

Walter Edward Kotch, 78, of Chaska, MN, passed away on September 21, 2021. Walter was born on May 11, 1943 in Binghamton, NY to Walter C. and Stella C. Kotch. Walter is survived by his sister, Barbara Brunetti of Boynton Beach, FL, his previous wife Jane Swanson of Hudson, WI, his two sons – Jon (Amy) Kotch of St. Paul, MN and Michael (Lauren) Kotch of Springfield, IL., and his grandchildren, Brodie, Sylvie and Alasdair. Walter was both a proud Ohio State Buckeye as well as an Army Veteran who served as a 1st LT in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He had a passion for golfing and fishing, however, his greatest love of all was spending time with his three grandchildren. Walter is preceded in death by his adoring parents Walter and Stella. A private Celebration of Life will be held and Walter will receive full military honors at Fort Snelling where he will be laid to rest. Flowers may be sent to the Willwerscheid Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers, donations made in Walter’s honor to the Vietnam Veterans Association.

A private Celebration of Life will be held and Walter will receive full military honors at Fort Snelling where he will be laid to rest. Flowers may be sent to the Willwerscheid Funeral Home or in lieu of flowers, donations made in Walter’s honor to the Vietnam Veterans Association.

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    Reverend John Swistovich says

    I will remember you always asa good man and a faithful and long time friend.. May the Grace and Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always on your journey home. I will remember you in my prayers and the Masses I will say for you..🙏🏼

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    Oscar Lewin says

    I am totally stunned to hear of Walter’s passing( I called him “Big W”). The last time we spoke was before his pending surgery; and he was going to call me after it’s successful completion. I assumed his recovery was slower than anticipated; that’s why he hadn’t called. I called a couple of times but assumed he was in physical therapy when he didn’t reply.
    He was my friend. My “homeboy” from upstate NY. Him being from Binghamton and me from Rochester. We both were passionate followers of The Ohio State University; we talk throughout the football games. We often just talked about our parents and how similar our upbringings were. He and I were avid amateur historians and often discussed WW2 and the role of gov’t. “W” was always informing me about books he thought I would enjoy reading.
    I WILL MISS HIM! He was my friend.
    To his family you have my deepest/heartfelt sympathy.

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