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Dan and Barb Koch raised their family on Bear Lake Road in Butternut.  Dan is a pulp truck driver.  Barb works part-time at a gas station and is a full-time student.  The couple has six children, including Terri, Danielle, Josh, Kevin, Kimberly, and Tyler.  Three of their children reside at home.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, while Terri and a friend were home, a fire broke out.  There is not yet a confirmation for the start of the fire at this time, but the home and its contents are a complete loss.  The family also lost their two family cats.  No person was harmed in the fire.

Donations are appreciated.  Clothing sizes needed include boys' large shirts, ladies' size medium shirts, ladies' size 7-8 jeans, ladies' size 8 shoes, men's size large shirts, and men's size 12 shoes.  This list will be updated if more sizes get reported by the family.

Monetary donations can be made via Facebook.

If you would rather not donate on-line, you can drop off a monetary donation at these local businesses:  Village Pitstop, Signature Sign, Schienebeck Shanty, Butternut Feed Store, Jen’s Butternut Cafe, Double D’s, Northern State Bank, and Smart Plumbing & Heating or at the village hall.

Food and clothing donations can be dropped off with Cindy Yeske Pritzl at 301 West Michigan Street in Butternut.

If you are from out of the area, you can private message Cindy Koch on Facebook to make other arrangements.  Cindy, the brother of Dan, added, "God bless all your prayers, support, and love!"

A fund-raising event is being planned for Saturday, March 26th.  Once it is planned, details will be included in this article and on our community calendar, which you can view by clicking on Events in the navigation bar.

Danny and Barb Koch are pictured with four of their six children.
Photos Submitted By:  Cindy Koch

NOTE:  If you have a benefit, fund-raiser, or donation need for you or a loved one, please contact us.  We will write an article and/or post it on our community calendar to assist with spreading the word in hope of getting the help you or your loved ones need.

(This post was last modified: 03-03-2022, 02:32 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)