Published On: Wed, Nov 9th, 2011

Obituary – Mildred Koch

WYNOT — Mildred Koch, 86, Wynot, died Nov. 6, 2011, at the Golden Living Center, Hartington.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Nov. 8 at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot, and will continue one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m., at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot, with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating.
Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wynot.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jay Heimes, Grant Heimes, Ryan Koch, Kyle Heimes, Tyler Heimes, Jody Koch, Jesse Koch, Hunter Koch, Shawn Koch, Casey Koch and John Lauer.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Wynot American Legion Auxiliary.
The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Dorothy Koch was born April 25, 1924, in the Wynot area, to Joseph and Ida (Arens) Promes. She grew up in the Wynot and St. James area and attended grade school in St. James. She married Erwin Koch June 3, 1947.
Mildred was a member of Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot; the Christian Mothers; and the Wynot American Legion Auxiliary. She served as a sacristan for the church and the priest’s housekeeper and also worked at the Wynot School Cafeteria for many years. She was a fantastic cook and baker. Her pies were her specialty and she was always sending them to a friend or family member.
Mildred is survived by her husband of 64 years, Erwin; seven children and their spouses, Sharon and Alton Heimes; Roger and Rosalie Koch, Kathy Heimes, Randy and Mary Koch, Carmen and Ron Lauer, all of Hartington; Mike and Julie Koch, Yankton, S.D.; and Aaron Koch, Wynot; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers and wives, Jerome and Sally Promes, Wynot, and Ervin and Sharon Promes, Carroll, Iowa; sisters-in-law Carol Promes, Carroll, Iowa, and Alice Beyeler, Wynot.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Arens and Mary Ann Promes; two brothers, Raymond and Gerald Promes; an infant son; son-in-law, David Heimes; and grandson, Jack Lauer.