Professor Emeritus Donovan J. Ochs, 73, of rural Solon, died Jan. 18, 2012, at home.
Professor Ochs was born Oct. 2, 1938, in Charles City, to Joseph and Ardith (Hagarty) Ochs. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Charles City in 1956. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Loras College, and his master of arts and doctoral degrees from the University of Iowa. Dr. Donovan J. Ochs married Joan Walsh on Jan. 27, 1962, at Immaculate Conception Church in Charles City.