Phyllis Kochel

Obituary of Phyllis M. Kochel

Please share a memory of Phyllis to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.


Phyllis M. Kochel, 75, of Logansport, IN passed away at 5:25 PM Monday, June 12, 2023 at McKinney Place in Logansport.  She was born on April 23, 1948 in Linton, IN to the late Ernest F. and Thelma M. [Carroll] Nolting.  Phyllis grew up in Winamac and graduated from Winamac High School in 1966.  On May 17, 1968, she married Ronald J. Kochel in Logansport.  In 1987, they moved to Walton, IN from Royal Center, IN.  She loved the farm life.  Phyllis remained at home after Ron passed away on March 2, 2020. 

In 2010, Phyllis retired from Herd Seeder in Logansport where she had worked as an office manager for 31 years.  She attended Walton United Methodist Church for many years.  Phyllis enjoyed line dancing and golfing.  She was a woman of numerous talents.  She made beautiful barn quilts, hand woven baskets, homemade dolls, and rag rugs on an old loom.  Phyllis enjoyed painting and flower gardening.  She was very proud of her blue Dodge Challenger.

Phyllis had a special way of connecting to those around her.  She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. 

We wish to thank the amazing staff at McKinney Place for the tender and loving care provided to Phyllis over the past few months. 


She is survived by:

Jerry (Joyce) Nolting, Newberry, SC Brother

Doris (Tony) Griffith, Cromwell, IN Sister

Fred (Jill) Nolting, Noblesville, IN Brother

Donna (Les) Wallace, Star City, IN Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews and their families


Preceded in death by:

Ernest F. and Thelma M. [Carroll] Nolting, Parents

Ronald J. Kochel, Husband

Ernest F. Nolting, Half Brother

Patricia Stewert, Half Sister


Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, June 16, 2023 at the Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN with Pastor Larry Zehring officiating.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Walton United Methodist Church or to McKinney Place.  Envelopes will be available at the graveside services or contributions may be mailed to Frain Mortuary PO Box 248 Winamac, IN 46996.

Online Tributes may be made at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Phyllis Kochel, please visit Tribute Store

Graveside Service

11:00 am
Friday, June 16, 2023
Winamac Cemetery
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States


Winamac Cemetery
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Phyllis Kochel

In Loving Memory

Phyllis Kochel

1948 - 2023

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of