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Theodore  Michael  Kochan Sr. “Ted”
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KOCHAN, Theodore Michael Sr., “Ted”. - of Saginaw, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. Funeral services will be held 11AM Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Birch Run. Pastor Ed Emmerling officiating. Burial in Cook Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Monday from 2-8PM and Tuesday from 10AM until the time of service at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider helping others by donating to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, or the Wounded Warrior Project – Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund.

Ted was born March 6, 1932 in Saginaw, Michigan, son of the late Wasyl and Rose (Mazur) Kochan. He was a 1950 graduate of Arthur Hill High School and later continued his education to become a Machinist. Ted retired from Bell Engineering. Mr. Kochan served in the U.S. Army - 54th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. He married Sharon Sue Zobel on September 12, 1964. She preceded him in death July 30, 2011. Ted will always be remembered for his love of hunting and fishing, especially with his son, Ted. He had his fishing pole in any source of water, always hoping to catch the BIG one. Ted also loved playing Euchre, making grave blankets, traveling out west, and trips to the flea markets. He can once again dance with his beloved wife, Sharon.

Surviving are: Son, Ted (Sheri) Kochan, Jr. of Saginaw; Daughter, Karrie Prohaska of Freeland; Grandson, Tyler Prohaska of Freeland; Sisters in law: Joyce Kochan, Phyllis Zobel, and Bernadette Zobel; Several nieces and nephews. Ted was also preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses: Harry (Bettty) Kochan, Merritt Kochan, Winnford Kochan, Sam (Mary Kochan) Izzo, Leo (Helen Kochan) Sramkoski, Ramond (Sophie Kochan) Coleman, Julia Kochan-Krowl, Michael Kochan, Duane (Janet) Zobel, William Zobel, and Carl “Butch” Zobel. The family would like to extend an extreme thank you to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw for their amazing palliative care, and outstanding staff. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at

O’Guinn Family Funeral Home
Birch Run Chapel

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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes - Birch Run Chapel

8116 Main Street, PO Box 183
Birch Run, MI 48415





11:00 AM
O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes - Birch Run Chapel

8116 Main Street, PO Box 183
Birch Run, MI 48415

Cemetery Details


Cook Cemetery

Seymour Rd.
Birch Run, MI 48415

Memorial Contribution

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw

1500 Weiss St.
Saginaw , Michigan 48602

Wounded Warrior Project – Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund

PO Box 33099
Bloomfield Hills , mi 48303

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