Mary A. Kosch, 82, of St. Paul, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul will conduct their honors at the church. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul, with a rosary being recited by the Catholic Daughters at 6 p.m.
Mrs. Kosch was born on May 4, 1928, at Schuyler, the daughter of Emil J. and Bessie (Cain) Hobza.
She was united in marriage to Delbert G. Kosch on July 1, 1950, in Omaha.
He preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1994.
She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, Rich Kosch of Lincoln, Dan Kosch of St. Paul and John and Sheryl Kosch of Grand Island; and one sister, Mavis Hobza of Scottsbluff.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Matt Kosch of Kearney, Sarah Kosch, Kim Kosch and Amanda Kosch, all of Grand Island; a great-granddaughter, Alexiah; a niece, Mary Anne Florence of Loveland, CO and a nephew, Mike Day of Louisiana.
Mary grew up on a farm in Nance County and attended rural schools until moving to St. Paul in 1939. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946.
She and Delbert lived their entire married life in St. Paul. To this union, three sons were born: Richard Patrick Kosch, Daniel Paul Kosch and John Robert Kosch. Over the years Mary was employed in various positions in St. Paul including Howard County Offices, Drs. E.C. and Robert Hanisch, St. Paul National Bank and retired from the St. Paul Vet Clinic in 1994.
Mary was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church since 1939. She served as a Eucharistic Minister, Greeter, and Choir Member and was also active in the Stephens Ministry. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and Sts. Peter and Paul Altar Society. She was a trained Emergency Medical Technician and served on the St. Paul EMT team from 1976 to 1986. Mary was also a member of Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul and served as a Director of the St. Paul Housing Authority Board.
She enjoyed quilting, bowling and sewing and was an avid Nebraska Husker and St. Louis Cardinals fan.
In addition to her husband, Delbert, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Edward Hobza; and one sister, Margaret Day.
Memorials are suggested to Sts. Peter & Paul New Parish Hall Fund.