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Greenhouse owner, diver Koch dies at age 80


Crosslake resident Richard Koch, 80, died Monday, Jan. 13, at his home in Crosslake. Koch was a Crosslake resident since 1977 and owned NorthWedge Greenhouse with his wife, Nancy.

Koch was also a founding member of the Crow Wing County Dive Team. It was through diving that Koch and Bill Matthies met.

When founding the dive team, Koch and close friend Bob Baker would visit Matthies’ store.

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