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John Richard “Dick” Loch
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Formerly Atchison, KS

John Richard “Dick” Loch, 94, of Lawrence KS, formerly of Atchison KS passed away on Friday, Feb. 14th, 2020 at his home at Pioneer Ridge, in Lawrence KS with his family by his side.

Memorial services will be 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 18th, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Lantz officiating. The body has been cremated and a private family interment will be at a later date at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:45 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. A Masonic Lodge Service will begin at 6:45 pm followed by the Memorial service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Vernon Cemetery Association or the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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Dick was born on Jan 27th, 1926 in Lane Kansas, the son of Richard C. and Mary E. (King) Loch. He spent his early years in Lane helping in his parents Produce House and his Grandfather’s Drug Store. The family moved to Atchison, Kansas where Dick attended and graduated from Atchison High School in 1943. Following graduation Dick enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17, to join the WWII effort. At the end of the war he returned to Atchison. Dick was married to Ardena Saggs on March 19, 1950. He began his more than 50 year career in the insurance industry. After building and selling his own agency, Dick officially retired at the age of 84. Dick and Ardena lived the majority of their lives in Atchison, until moving to Lawrence Kansas in 2017.

Dick enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing. He was an active member in the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, a member of the Atchison Area Economic Development Corp, the Atchison Rotary Club, the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion Post # 6 and many other organizations in Atchison.

He is survived by his wife Ardena of the home, son David and wife Angela (Ellison) Loch, Lawrence KS, granddaughter Alyce(Adam) Dressman, two great grandsons Myles and Nolan Dressman, Frankfort, KS and grandson John Loch, Lenexa, KS. His parents, a son Rick Loch, (1991) and a brother Robert C. Loch (1996) preceded him in death.

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