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Koecher giving back after disappearance
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STEVEN KOECHER’S MEMORY lives on through a song he wrote, which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. 
Courtesy photo
STEVEN KOECHER’S MEMORY lives on through a song he wrote, which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. Courtesy photo

BOUNTIFUL –  A former Bountiful resident who disappeared three years ago this month is still giving back.

Steven Koecher, who was last seen in Henderson, Nev., in mid-December of 2009, is helping a cause he loved. 

His family is selling a song he wrote and sang on iTunes and Amazon. Proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah.

“The Steven I know loved two things: music, and serving others,” said Matthew Koecher, Steven’s older brother. “Selling a song he wrote, and giving the money to charity just seems fitting.”

Steven Koecher was living in St. George before his disappearance. He was serving as a big brother who helped mentor a young man through sports and other activities. 

“Steven was a thoughtful and dependable Big Brother who wanted to be a good role model for a Little Brother. His goal was to make a Little Brother feel good about himself,” said Kariann Atkin of the St. George chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Steven Koecher’s song, “Felt Like This,” went on sale earlier this week on Amazon and iTunes. 

“Steven loved music so much. I can only imagine what it would mean to him to hear a song that he wrote sold online,” said Dallin Koecher, Steven’s younger brother. 

“Doing something Steven would do really helps make him feel close,” Matthew Koecher said.

“In addition to helping Big Brothers Big Sisters, we hope that by selling his song online that it may generate new leads,” Dallin Koecher said.

Those wishing to give to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah can do so via a fundraiser account. The link is posted on the “Help Us Find Steven Koecher” Facebook page, and on 

Steven worked as a part-time web technician at the Clipper at one time. His father, Rolf Koecher, was executive editor until his death in February of 2011. His mother, Deanne Koecher, was a proofreader for the Clipper for several years.

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