Joe Loch

March 28, 1930 ‒ July 03, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Joe F. Loch, 91, of Galion passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

Joe was born March 28, 1930 in Mansfield, Ohio to George, Sr. and Margaret (Roehrich) Loch. He graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1947. Joe married Dawna Jeanne Truax on February 11, 1950 and she preceded him in death after 53 years of marriage on March 6, 2003. He moved to Galion in the mid-1950s and has resided there ever since.

Joe served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1949 and in the U.S. Navy Reserves until 1955. He worked as a foreman at the former Fisher Printing in Galion for over 30 years.

Joe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, Galion Elks Lodge 1191 and American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 of Galion. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing cards, especially bridge and euchre at the clubs and at home with his family.

Joe is survived by his sons Joe (Vickie) of Casselberry, FL and John (Monique) of Westerville, OH; daughters Keli Loch of Galion and Amy (Gary) Ressing of Alexandria, VA; granddaughter Rachel (Shawn) Evans of Crestline; three great-grandchildren Drake, Phoenix, and Wyatt; sister Carol Loch of Mansfield; special friend Doris Whites and her family, who welcomed him as one of their own for many years.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife Dawna; sisters Helen Weber, Doris Prince, and Marie Waleri; brothers George, Jr., John, Bill, and Ray and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St. Galion, Ohio 44833 where a memorial service will follow Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

The family would like to thank Magnolia Terrace and Kindred Hospice for their kind and considerate care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Joe Loch Memorial Fund at Movember, a charity dedicated to men’s health issues. You can donate by mailing a check made out to ‘Movember.’ Please include the Joe Loch Memorial Fund name in the memo line or Fund ID number 2398654 and mail to PO Box 1595 Culver City, CA 90232 or donate online at

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joe Loch, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Such a nice guy. Thoughts and Prayers go out to his family.

  • To the Loch Family,
    Joe was a wonderful man. Joe had a great sense of humor and a fabulous laugh. Joe was respected by so many.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Joe.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of Joes family. He was one of a kind. Had alot of laughs with Joe and Dawna for many years. God Bless you all.

  • I love my brother Joe with all my heart. He was an easy going guy, great sense of humor, loving and caring about his family and friends. He was a wonderful father to Joe, John, Amy and Keli, his kids were his world. He’ll be miss greatly, I know I’m sure going to miss him. Love and RIP Joe, see you again someday. Hugs

  • Sad to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his children and grandchildren. I have fond memories of Joe’s friendly demeanor. He was always willing to talk and listen, and I enjoyed every time I had the chance to speak with him.

  • You have my deepest sympathy with your loss of Joe. He was a great guy & always so friendly wherever you saw him! You have many good memories to look back on. Bless you all🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • So sad to hear of my dear friend Joe passing away. I remember when they lived on North Market . I was a friend of his son Joe, Arthur, Dawna and Joe were just the nicest adults I knew back then. Young Joe and I spent many great times together with our gang, Joe, Sonar, Bimbo and the rest. Played a lot of cards, bowled, shot pool,etc. We went to Canada together great times. Then later I began bowling with the elder Joe. We had some great times bowling and golfing. Joe always had a smile on his face and updated me on what Arthur was doing down in Florida. He was a good friend and my thoughts go out to his family. A great man. He will be sorely missed.

  • Joe was one of the first “brother” to welcome me when I joined the Elks club. I was lucky enough to play a few rounds of golf with him. Tough to keep you mind on the game with all that laughter going on. No matter how many years passed between meetings he always was ready with a “Hi Tommy” (One of the few that I didn’t mind calling me Tommy), My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. God’s speed my friend, until we meet again.

  • Keli,Joe, Amy & John,sorry for the loss of your father. Your parents always made me feel welcome and I miss seeing your dad riding his little motorcycle around.