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Leah A. Koch

December 27, 1915 — March 3, 2008

Leah Koch, age 92, passed away early on Monday, March 3, 2008. She was born in Kaukauna on December 27, 1915, daughter of the late Albert and Anna (Ryser) Sager. On September 29, 1934, she married her high school sweetheart, Clarence “Bud” Koch; he preceded her in death in 1996. Leah enjoyed feeding the birds in her yard, spending time with her family and grandchildren, and going out to eat.

Leah is survived by three children: David (Barbara) Koch of Kaukauna, Paula (Dwayne) Beyer of Kaukauna, and Christy (Michael) Krueger of Sherwood; ten grandchildren: Brian Koch and his special friend Carla, Kelly (John) Swedberg, Craig (Karen) Koch, Daryl (Sue) Koch, Kim (Leo) Culloo, Robert Andrews, Jr., Lisa (Richard) Ley, William (Michelle) Brandt, Kyle Krueger and his fiancée Bridget, and Cole Krueger and his special friend Alana; five step-grandchildren: Dwayne (Kristy) Beyer, Jr., Deborah Beyer, Denise (Tony) Hardy, Danielle Beyer, and Kim Beyer; sixteen great-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-granddaughter. Leah is also survived by two brothers-in-law: Robert Koch of Menasha and Paul Koch of King, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bud in 1996, a daughter Karen Andrews in 2000, a great-granddaughter Noel Brandt, and brothers and sisters Art (Rachel) Sager, Albert (Amelia) Sager, Leonard (Irya) Sager, Edward (Esther) Sager, Buddy Sager, Ruth (Polly) Graeser, Lillian (Cal) Ericson, Edna (Ben) Diederich, and Esther (Ed) Kalupa, a brother-in-law Jerome (Pat) Koch, and a sister-in-law Mary Gossens.

The Funeral Liturgy for Leah will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH (St. Al's Site), 2401 Main Avenue in Kaukauna with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again at the church on Thursday after 10:30 AM.

Leah will also be missed by her dear friends Helen Dix, Don and Donna Kott, and Paul and Mary Carnot. Paul and Jean Jansen were also dear friends and neighbors who “adopted” Leah – without their help she would not have been able to stay in her home until the age of 91.

The family would also like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Brewster Village in Appleton. The nurses and CNA's were all so compassionate and caring. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Mom and Dad, we know that the 1932 Prom King and Queen are finally together again, enjoying another dance in heaven. We love and miss you both, today and always. Love, your family.

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin 54130

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