REDWOOD - Thomas "Tom" Ochs, 72, of Redwood Falls, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Redwood Area Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 4 until 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary. Visitation will continue on Friday, at the church, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thomas Vincent Ochs, the son of Leo C. and Marie (Roiger) Ochs, was born Sept. 3, 1941 in New Ulm.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie, of Redwood Falls; and children, Theresa Folkens of Beloit, Wis., Gerald Ochs of Franklin, Marya Baker of Hutchinson, Charles Ochs of Chippewa Falls, Wis. , Melinda McFarland of Franklin, Thomas Ochs of Franklin, John Ochs of St. Cloud, Elizabeth Werner of Eden Prairie, Michael Ochs of Franklin, Mark Ochs of Spring, Texas, and Christopher Ochs of Billings, Mont.; 38 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and brother, Steve Ochs of Dallas, Texas.