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Rose M. Koch

Rose M. Koch, 88, of Salem passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls. Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, August 25 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Salem. Visitation will be Sunday from 11 am 4:30 pm with a 3 pm rosary at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. Services will resume at 6 pm with a 7 pm rosary and prayer service at the church.

Rose Marie Feterl was born on February 4, 1926 to Henry and Lena (Leitheiser) Feterl north of Salem. She attended Brookfield-Ferrick and St. Marys schools. On July 8, 1952 she married Joe Koch at St. Marys Catholic Church in Salem. She and Joe lived in Salem their entire lives.

Rose enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins, cooking, gardening, canning, and following her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildrens activities. She especially loved to spend time with her family.

She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, the National Catholic Society of Foresters, Altar Society, Christian Mothers, Legion Auxiliary, and the Sparkle and Spice coffee club.

Rose is survived by: two sons, Jim (Sandy) and Dean (Joann) both of Salem; four daughters, Sherry (Duane) Stoffel, Pat (Brad) Wilkins, both of Salem, Rhonda (Lynn) Deinert of Mt. Vernon, and Julie Koch of Mitchell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lornie and Donna Koch of Hartford; 12 grandchildren, Aaron (Shawn) Koch, Anna (Ryan) Flogstad, John (Pam) Koch, Douglas (Kay) Koch, Daniel (Anna) Koch, Travis (Erin) Stoffel, Brian (Lisa) Stoffel, Dawn (Mike) Chappelear, Amber (Adam) Prunty, Curtis (Jess), Jessica, and Sara Deinert; 17 great-grandchildren, Landon, Hadley, Kennedy, Trent, Gavin, Allyssa, Porter, Miles, Charlotte, Cash, Griffin, Grace, Haden, Kayla, Aly, Emily, and Paxton; one great-great granddaughter, Ophelia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, her parents, four sisters, Loretta, Dorothy, Mildred, and Mary Ann, and five brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Raymond "Fox", Joe "Curly", and Martin.