Esther Eugenia Koch, 90, of Breese, died August 6, 2019, at Breese Caring First.

She was born March 26, 1929, in Germantown, daughter of Edward and Isabel Netemeyer, nee Schlarmann, and they preceded her.

She married Donald Koch on August 22, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Carlyle, and he survives in Breese.

Also surviving are her children Susanne (James) Darr of Breese, Mark (Audrey) Koch of Highland, Matthew (special friend Mary Grapperhaus) Koch of Breese, Kristine (Kyle) Rank of Avon, Indiana, James (Lisa) Koch of Albers, Mary (Mark) Heffron of Trenton, and Theresa (Mike) Eilers of Albers; 21 grandchildren; in-laws, other relatives, and friends.

Mrs. Koch was known for her faith, as president of Clinton County Citizens for Life, and as a passionate and public advocate for Pro Life causes.

The funeral was Friday from St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Interment St. Bernard Cemetery, Albers.

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