Richard A. Lochner, M.D.

Friday, April 5, 2019
Richard Lochner, M.D.

Richard A. Lochner, M.D., 72, passed away at Starke Memorial Hospital, in Knox, Ind., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Dr. Lochner was born October 5, 1946, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Carl C. and Golda (Draggoo) Lochner. He had lived in the Knox area for 12 years, relocating from Rector, Ark.

On Aug. 23, 1969, in Kingston, Ill., he married the former Marcia K. Uplinger.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia; three sons, Joshua (April) Lochner of Bridgeman, Mich., Ben (Sara) Lochner of Clark Summit, Penn. and Andrew Lochner of Knox; and two grandchildren, Chase Lochner and Harper Lochner.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dr. Lochner graduated from Ross University Medical School in 1998, and completed his residency in family practice in 2003. He was a practicing physician in Knox at the Knox-Winamac Health Center, serving since September of 2016. He was an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in Indiana and attended Hamlet United Methodist Church. He had been an amateur radio operator since 1971 and enjoyed making DX contacts. Dr. Lochner was also a Boy Scout leader when his sons were in the Scouting program. He was a member and very active in Free & Accepted Masons, Knox Blue Lodge, and served as Grand Secretary of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons State of Indiana.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, at the Hamlet United Methodist Church. Visitation was held Monday afternoon prior to services, and afterward a Masonic Service was held at 5:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Royal Arch Research Assistance, James B. Wall, Executive Director, PO Box 58070, Louisville, Ky., 40258.

Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel, was charged with the arrangements.