Chris Locher Obituary, Death – On July 7, 2011, Christopher P. Locher, age 50, a native of Austin, Minnesota who had been living in Minneapolis, passed away at his home there. Christopher Paul Locher’s parents, John and Virginia (Guiney) Locher, welcomed him into the world on June 5, 1961 in Austin. In 1979, Chris completed his high school education at Pacelli. In 1978, he joined the National Guard, and from 1980 to 1984, he was a Sergeant in the Army.
He served in that capacity. During his time in the Army, he was honored with the following ribbons and medals: the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Driver with Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon. Chris cherished activities such as going on nature hikes and walks, writing, and assisting others. During the month of May, he provided assistance to those in Minneapolis who had survived the tornado devastation.
Chris is survived by his daughter, Justine Moss of Redmond, Ore.; grandson, Jayden of Redmond; parents, John and Virginia Locher of Austin; brothers, Dan (Cindy) Locher of Apple Valley, Minn., John (Holly) Locher of New Market, Minn.; sisters, Dana (Randy) Foote of Le Center, Minn., Rebecca (Jeff) Locher of Rochester, Minn., Michelle (Aaron) Mullenbach of Adams, Minn., Heidi Capretz of Austin, Sarah (Don) Locher of Austin; aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews.
His maternal and paternal grandparents, along with his aunts and a very beloved uncle named Landol, all passed away before him. Honorary coffin bearers are Dana Foote, Dan Locher, Rebecca Locher, Michelle Mullenbach, Heidi Capretz, John Locher and Sarah Locher.