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Gary Howard Hoch

Gary Howard Hoch, 67, of North Manchester, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at home.

Mr. Hoch graduated from Manchester High School in 1972. He went on to earn his CNC Operator license from Ivy Tech in Warsaw. He retired from Zimmer-Biomet in June 2021 after more than 10 years with the company.

He was born on Dec. 8, 1954, in Huntington, to Beaver E. and Eloise P. Zook Hoch. He married Mary Ann Mugford on April 4, 1981. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, J.D. Hoch, of Bippus; a daughter, Megan (Nick) Krom, of Urbana; a sister, Kathy (Steve) Kamphues; and three grandchildren, Rya Hoch, Connor Krom and Caiden Krom.

Calling will take place on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m., at McKee Mortuary, 1401 Ind.-114 West, North Manchester. A funeral service will immediately follow. Rev. J.P. Freeman will officiate. McKee Mortuary will handle arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992.