Ret. Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schoch
Date of Birth
August 24, 1943
Date of Passing
July 12, 2023
Date, Time, & Place of Funeral
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Sunset Cemetery
Make A Wish Foundation of America
Ret. Lieutenant Colonel Michael P. Schoch, age 79, formerly of Quincy, IL passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at home in Punta Gorda, FL. Michael was born on August 24, 1943, in Quincy, IL, the son of Alvin Charles and Dorothy (Kerberick) Schoch.
In 1969, Michael enlisted into the United States Air Force and began what would become an exemplary military career. Mr. Schoch was awarded numerous honors and awards including the Bronze Service Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and Campaign Medal, and an Air Force Commendation Medal. Michael served overseas for nearly two years in the Vietnam War and would rise in the ranks becoming Lieutenant Colonel.
Michael earned his master’s degree in engineering and in addition to being a distinguished pilot, Mr. Schoch worked for General Motors prior to enlisting. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was a pilot for 17 years with the United Parcel Service retiring in 2007.
Michael was a member of the International Pilot’s Association, and he enjoyed playing golf and traveling.
Michael was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his siblings: James H. Schoch of Quincy and Barbara (Gene) Hart, Jr. of Metamora, IL. Nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery with Rev. Nathan Hart officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the United States Air Force. Service arrangements are with Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of America.
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