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KOCH, Louise 1886-1923


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/11/2012 at 11:37:24

Mrs. Willie Koch Died Last Sunday

Mrs. Willie Koch, who has been ill for the past two months, and who has been under treatment at Dumont, was taken worse last Tuesday. Dr. K? was called from Marshalltown, and advised an operation. She was taken to the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown and an operation was performed Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Koch apparently rallied well, it was reported, from the operation, but later grew worse, and died last Sunday morning about 8 o'clock.

The funeral was held at Heinrich church Thursday afternoon about 2 o'clock and was largely attended, in spite of the heavy roads and bad weather, the church being filled by neighbors who came to pay their respects to the departed.

The pall bearers were Henry Ascher, Henry Aalfs, Louie Kaiser, Bert Harrenstein, Claus Harrenstein and Herman Harrenstein.

Among those present from abroad were the parents of the departed, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Gesking, of Woden. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gesking and Mr. Ernest Gesking of Woden, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wi?and and Mr. and Mrs. Elzo V? of Slater, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. ? Conradi, of Chandler, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. H. Fenne of Woden, Iowa, besides many relatives from adjoining counties.

Louise Sophie Amalia Koch, born Giesking, daughter of Conrad Giesking and Charlotte, born Mayland, was born December 1, 1886.

She remained in the home of her parents until the day of her marriage to William Koch on February 1, 1905. Immediately after their wedding they came to Colfax township in this county. God blessed their married life with four children, who with the father, are left behind to mourn the mother's death.

Our dear departed sister was a faithful Christian, baptized, confirmed and married in the Lutheran church, and till her end a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran church near Wellsburg. She was also a faithful member of the Ladies' Aid Society of our congregation. Her life ended on Sunday, September 16, in the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown, where she hoped to be relieved from her trouble. But it should not be. The will of God be done! Her life ended at an age of 36 years, 9 months and 15 days. She left behind her husband, four children, her aged parents, four brothers and two sisters. The text of the sermon was taken from Matthew 8, 23-27.

Card of Thanks.
We wish to return our sincere and heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors who assisted by acts of service and sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother
Wm. Koch and Children

--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 19 September 1923


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