Irene Koch, Elroy, WI/formerly Janesville, WI (1928-2013)
April 4, 1928 - December 10, 2013
Irene Koch, 85, of Elroy, formerly of Janesville, WI, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at her daughter's home in Janesville. She was born April 4, 1928, in Tripville, WI, the daughter of John and Eva (Boldon) Garrity. She married Gerald Koch, who preceded her in death in January of 1999. Irene loved her family and was always quick to help any one out. She was known for her great baking and cooking. She loved to gamble, play cards and dance.
Irene is survived by her two children: a son, Gerald (Sue) Koch of Janesville, WI; a daughter, Donna Almanza of Janesville; a son-in-law, Wayne Schroeder of Elroy, WI; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; one sister, Betty (Marvin) Jensen of Reedsburg, WI; a sister-in-law, Julia Garrity of Beloit, WI; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; two daughters, Shirley Purdy and Barbara Schroeder; a grandson, Todd Purdy; five brothers: Kenny, Sylvester, Willard, William and Manny Garrity; and two sisters, Ida Jeansen and Laura Yose.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 402 Center Street, Wonewoc, WI; with Pastor Robert Butler officiating. Burial will be in Pine Eden Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service.
THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.