About Us

Mitchell is the manager of Koch Funeral Home, LLC. He is a licensed Ohio Funeral Director and Embalmer.

He is a 2003 graduate of Indian Valley High School where he played football for the Braves. He also attended and played football for three years at Marietta College before transferring to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science in Mortuary Science.

On September 29, 2012
Mitchell married Shannone Lee Ferguson.

Shannone is a registered nurse and is employed by Union Hospital and Trinity Twin City Hospital. Mitchell and Shannone have a son, Cooper, and a daughter, Piper. There are eight licensed funeral directors in the Koch Family.

Mitchell's parents, John and Donna Koch of Freeport own and operate the funeral home in Freeport. Mitchell grew up living in the funeral home. While attending Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Mitchell lived and worked for Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home in Cincinnati.

Following graduation from mortuary school he served his apprenticeship and was employed by Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home in Loudonville. After that, wanting to be closer to his home town, he accepted a position with Heslop Funeral Home in Martins Ferry.

In May of 2012 Mitchell and his father, John, formed Koch Funeral Home LLC and purchased the Gowins Funeral Home of Gnadenhutten. Extensive renovations and an addition is currently underway and an open house will be held in the future.

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