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Harold Lee Koch

Sept. 4, 1940 - Nov. 19, 2021

Harold Lee Koch was born on Sept. 4, 1940 in Snoqualmie, Wash. He passed away on Nov. 19, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Ore. with family at his side.

Harold grew up on the railroad and remained a rail enthusiast his entire life. Harold married Kae (Braun) in 1971 and celebrated their 50th Anniversary in Jan. this year.

In 1973 they bought a scrap yard and Harold was still active in the scrap business at the time of his passing. He had a huge knowledge of this business that was surprising to people and had a memory like an “iron trap”. Although in the last two years he felt as if...


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